A pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm caused by concurrent chemoradiation therapy for lung cancer
Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysms are rarely associated with lung cancer, and to our knowledge, have never been reported as a complication of concurrent chemoradiation therapy for lung cancer. We here report on a 64-year-old man with stage IIIA lung cancer who achieved partial response with concurrent chemoradiation therapy. However, 11 weeks later, he presented with massive hemoptysis, and computed tomography revealed a pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm. From the findings of this case, we conclude that a pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm, although rare, warrants attention when concurrent chemoradiation therapy is performed for lung tumors adjacent to the pulmonary artery.
How to cite this:Kim JH, Han SH. A pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm caused by concurrent chemoradiation therapy for lung cancer. Pak J Med Sci 2015;31(1):220-222. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.311.6001
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