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Thoracoscopic and Endovascular Management of Retained Haemothoarx Associated with an Intercostal Artery Pseudoaneurysm

R.R. Behera, B. Gouda, A. Kulkarni, Z.F. Udwadia, D.S. Bhandarkar

Keywords : Chest trauma, Haemothorax, Pseudoaneurysm, Thoracoscopy, Decorticaion

Citation Information : 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.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-56-1-37

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


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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