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Emergency Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 39–42 | Cite as

Swan-Ganz catheter-induced pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm: review of radiological diagnosis and management

  • C. W. Sliker
  • D. M. Perlmutter
CASE REPORT

Abstract

Iatrogenic pulmonary pseudoaneurysm is a well-known but uncommon complication related to Swan-Ganz catheters. The radiologist can play an important role in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of this potentially lethal complication. The authors present a case demonstrating the typical clinical and radiological presentation, and describe the role of interventional radiologic management.

Key words Swan-Ganz catheter – Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm – Radiography – Computed tomography – Angiography – Transcatheter embolization 

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© American Society of Emergency Radiology 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. W. Sliker
    • 1
  • D. M. Perlmutter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical System, 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA e-mail: csliker@umm.edu Tel.: + 1-4 10-3 28 34 77 Fax: + 1-4 10-3 28 32 92US

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