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Open Surgical Correction of Multiple Bronchial Artery Aneurysm: A Case Report
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  • Jef Van den Eynde,
  • Arian Arjomandi Rad,
  • Ilya Karasov,
  • Arkady Airapetyan,
  • Michel Sá,
  • Jerry Easo,
  • Konstantin Zhigalov,
  • Alexander Weymann,
  • Bakytbek Kadyraliev
Jef Van den Eynde
KU Leuven University Hospitals Leuven
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Arian Arjomandi Rad
Imperial College London
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Ilya Karasov
Perm State Medical Academy named after E A Vagner
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Arkady Airapetyan
Perm State Medical Academy named after E A Vagner
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Michel Sá
Pronto Socorro Cardiológico of Pernambuco
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Jerry Easo
Heart Center Essen-Huttrop gGmbH
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Konstantin Zhigalov
University Hospital Essen
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Alexander Weymann
University Hospital Essen
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Bakytbek Kadyraliev
S.G. Sukhanov Federal Center of Cardiovascular Surgery, E.A. Vagner Perm State Medical University
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Abstract

Bronchial artery aneurysms are a rare vascular entity. They can have various presentations ranging from an incidental finding on radiological examination to life-threatening hemoptysis. We report the case of a 60-year old woman with three posterior mediastinal bronchial artery aneurysms who presented with unilateral periscapular pain, shortness of breath, hoarseness, and dysphagia. The bronchial artery aneurysms were removed successfully via thoracotomy, with excellent recovery and relief of the periscapular pain. We use this case as a platform to discuss unilateral periscapular pain as an atypical referral pattern for a bronchial artery aneurysm, as well as implications for treatment.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

16 Apr 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
18 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
18 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
18 Apr 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
20 Apr 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Apr 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
20 Apr 20201st Revision Received
21 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
21 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
21 Apr 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
22 Apr 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
22 Apr 2020Editorial Decision: Accept