Pulmonary artery aneurysm: a review

Pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare but important entity in the spectrum of pulmonary vascular diseases. The etiologies can be varied and patients can present with non-specific symptoms with the diagnosis being incidental. There is limited consensus regarding the diagnostic criteria and follow-up imaging for patients diagnosed with this entity. Further the management strategies can be variable depending upon underlying disease, etiology, center dependent expertise, and resources available. We review the etiologies, epidemiology, classification, clinical manifestations, and imaging features of pulmonary artery aneurysm. We also review the current management strategies and suggest an algorithmic approach to these patients.

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Topics

Aneurysm
Cardiovascular Congenital Malformations
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Authors

Mridul Gupta, Abhinav Agrawal, Annamaria Iakovou, Stuart Cohen, Rakesh Shah, Arunabh Talwar

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Pulmonary Circulation Vol 10: No 1 cover image

March 2020

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 10: No 1

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