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Ductal aneurysm masquerading as nonresolving pneumonia: A challenging differential!


Department of Congenital and Pediatric Heart Diseases, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India

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Munesh Tomar
Congenital and Pediatric Heart Disease, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center, Okhla Road, New Delhi - 25
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.64364

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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 80-82

 

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We report here, the case of a six-and-a-half-month-old boy investigated for persistent respiratory distress and homogeneous opacity in the left upper lobe. Echocardiography revealed a giant ductal aneurysm compressing the left pulmonary artery and upper lobe division of the left bronchus. Computerized tomography angiogram delineated the exact anatomy and prompt surgical resection provided a successful cure to this lesser known entity.






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Department of Congenital and Pediatric Heart Diseases, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Munesh Tomar
Congenital and Pediatric Heart Disease, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center, Okhla Road, New Delhi - 25
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.64364

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We report here, the case of a six-and-a-half-month-old boy investigated for persistent respiratory distress and homogeneous opacity in the left upper lobe. Echocardiography revealed a giant ductal aneurysm compressing the left pulmonary artery and upper lobe division of the left bronchus. Computerized tomography angiogram delineated the exact anatomy and prompt surgical resection provided a successful cure to this lesser known entity.






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