Pulmonary artery aneurysm: Review and case report

Angel Lopez‐Candales, Robert E. Kleiger, Jose Aleman‐Gomez, Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, Mitchell D. Botney

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Aneurysms involving the main pulmonary artery and its branches are rare. Clinical experience is limited and current knowledge is mainly derived from autopsy findings. This case report describes a patient with a pulmonary artery aneurysm associated with a previous, partially corrected stenotic pulmonary valve. The patient presented with symptoms suggestive of aneurysm dissection three decades after commissurotomy. The diagnostic approach and therapeutic intervention are emphasized with a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-740
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Cardiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1995


  • aneurysmectomy
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • myxoid degeneration
  • pulmonary allograft
  • pulmonary artery aneurysm
  • pulmonic stenosis

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    Lopez‐Candales, A., Kleiger, R. E., Aleman‐Gomez, J., Kouchoukos, N. T., & Botney, M. D. (1995). Pulmonary artery aneurysm: Review and case report. Clinical Cardiology, 18(12), 738-740. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.4960181211