An unusual cause of hemoptysis: ventriculopulmonary fistula


Kuzucu A., Tandogan I., Cihan H., Gulcan O., Turkoz R.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.44, ss.625-627, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.625-627

Özet

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.