• 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)