Pseudoaneurysm of the internal mammary artery can be a rare complication of surgery, particularly post-sternotomy, or determined by a direct trauma, usually a stab wound. This report presents a pseudoaneurysm by a stab, diagnosed by chest computed tomography scan performed for hemothorax recurrence. The patient underwent left thoracotomy in third intercostal space; mammary vessels were identified above and below the pseudoaneurysm sac and tied. The postoperative course was uneventful.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2006|
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