Peripheral pulmonary artery aneurysms in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension

Masahito Sakuma, Jun Demachi, Jun Suzuki, Jun Nawata, Tohru Takahashi, Koichiro Sugimura, Minako Oikawa, Kei Takase, Kenji Hoshino, Shinko Souma, Kunio Shirato

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Pulmonary artery aneurysm (PAA), especially the peripheral type, is a rare disease. We report 2 cases of peripheral PAA with pulmonary artery hypertension. Complication associated with peripheral PAA was hemoptysis. Endovascular coil embolization was performed successfully in one patient. The other with peripheral PAA was died of massive hemoptysis. In patients with peripheral PAA, coil embolization is one therapeutic option. We summarized cases with peripheral PAA in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979-984
Number of pages6
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 2


  • Coil embolization
  • Hemoptysis
  • Pulmonary artery hypertension


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