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Behera R, Gouda B, Kulkarni A, Udwadia Z, Bhandarkar D. Thoracoscopic and Endovascular Management of Retained Haemothoarx Associated with an Intercostal Artery Pseudoaneurysm. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2014; 56 (1):37-39.
Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm (IAP) is a rare entity and may complicate a percutaneous intervention through an intercostal space or follow thoracic trauma. Its rupture into the pleural space can give rise to haemothorax, which if untreated may lead to a retained haemothorax (RH). Traditionally both the IAP and the RH are managed by a thoracotomy. We report a patient who developed an IAP with haemothorax following a trauma. The diagnosis was established by computed tomography. The patient was treated by endovascular embolisation of the IAP followed by thoracoscopic decortications of the RH.
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