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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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CASE REPORTS CARDIAC SECTION
The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2003 October;44(5):625-7
An unusual cause of hemoptysis: ventriculopulmonary fistula
Kuzucu A., Tandogan I., Cihan H. B., Gulcan O., Turkoz R.
1 Deparment of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Inonu University, Turgut Ozal Medical Center Malatya, Turkey
2 Cardiology, Inonu University, Turgut Ozal Medical Center Malatya, Turkey
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A 55-year-old man presented with massive hemoptysis following coronary artery bypass grafting and repair of a left ventricular aneurysm. Radiological and bronchoscopic examinations revealed no bronchial cause. The findings of computed tomography (CT) of the chest and echocardiography showed a pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle. Surgical exploration confirmed that the pseudoaneurysm communicated with the lung parenchyma.