Post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm of internal mammary artery: a case report.

A. M. Grande, B. Cattadori, A. M. D'Armini, M. Viganò

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-379
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale di Chirurgia
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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