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Traumatic Aneurysm of the Thoracic Aorta Simulating Bronchogenic Neoplasm

Peter Stulz, MD; André Perruchoud, MD; Jochen Hasse, MD; Erich Grädel, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(1):174-175. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350010186037.
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• 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)


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