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January 1983

Traumatic Aneurysm of the Thoracic Aorta Simulating Bronchogenic Neoplasm

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Drs Stulz, Hasse, and Grädel), and the Department of Medicine, Division of Pneumology (Dr Perruchoud), University of Basel (Switzerland).

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(1):174-175. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350010186037

• A 70-year-old man was examined in 1977 because of hoarseness and a central opacification in the left hilus. At that time, the diagnosis of a central bronchogenic carcinoma was made based on roentgenographic findings. The patient's condition was reevaluated five years later, when an examination disclosed a chronic posttraumatic aortic aneurysm. Despite severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the patient was successfully operated on.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:174-175)