Pseudoaneurysm of a Bronchial Artery: An Unusual Cause of Chest Pain
  • Pepijn Van Hove
    Internal Medicine, University Hospital Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Thomas Jardinet
    Department of Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


Bronchial artery pseudoaneurysm, mediastinal haematoma, digital subtraction angiography, embolization


We report a case of a bronchial artery pseudoaneurysm presenting as acute retrosternal pain. We want to discuss and to announce the extremely rare finding of a bronchial artery pseudoaneurysm. Bronchial artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms are uncommon; however, missing this diagnosis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. When suspecting this pathology urgent CT angiography and selective angiography (DSA) are crucial. Urgent treatment with transarterial embolization is preferred.



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    Published: 2022-02-17
    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 2 (view)

    How to cite:
    Van Hove P, Jardinet T. Pseudoaneurysm of a Bronchial Artery: An Unusual Cause of Chest Pain. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003195.