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Pseudoaneurysm
R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • False aneurysm
              • Definitions

                • Injury to all 3 layers of arterial wall, resulting in contained rupture with perfused sac that communicates with artery

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Consider

                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Bozlar U et al: Multidetector computed tomography in post-traumatic ventricular pseudoaneurysm. Clin Cardiol. 32(6):E71-3, 2009
                                            2. Rahman S et al: Spontaneous left main coronary artery dissection complicated by pseudoaneurysm formation in pregnancy: role of CT coronary angiography. J Cardiothorac Surg. 4:15, 2009
                                            3. Hamilton JD et al: Multidetector CT evaluation of active extravasation in blunt abdominal and pelvic trauma patients. Radiographics. 28(6):1603-16, 2008
                                            4. Miller-Thomas MM et al: Diagnosing traumatic arterial injury in the extremities with CT angiography: pearls and pitfalls. Radiographics. 25 Suppl 1:S133-42, 2005
                                            5. Saad NE et al: Pseudoaneurysms and the role of minimally invasive techniques in their management. Radiographics. 25 Suppl 1:S173-89, 2005
                                            6. Alkadhi H et al: Vascular emergencies of the thorax after blunt and iatrogenic trauma: multi-detector row CT and three-dimensional imaging. Radiographics. 24(5):1239-55, 2004
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Pathology

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                                        • Synonyms

                                                          • False aneurysm
                                                        • Definitions

                                                          • Injury to all 3 layers of arterial wall, resulting in contained rupture with perfused sac that communicates with artery

                                                        IMAGING

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            • CT Findings

                                                              • MR Findings

                                                                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                        • Microscopic Features

                                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                          • Presentation

                                                                            • Demographics

                                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                • Treatment

                                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                  • Consider

                                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Bozlar U et al: Multidetector computed tomography in post-traumatic ventricular pseudoaneurysm. Clin Cardiol. 32(6):E71-3, 2009
                                                                                      2. Rahman S et al: Spontaneous left main coronary artery dissection complicated by pseudoaneurysm formation in pregnancy: role of CT coronary angiography. J Cardiothorac Surg. 4:15, 2009
                                                                                      3. Hamilton JD et al: Multidetector CT evaluation of active extravasation in blunt abdominal and pelvic trauma patients. Radiographics. 28(6):1603-16, 2008
                                                                                      4. Miller-Thomas MM et al: Diagnosing traumatic arterial injury in the extremities with CT angiography: pearls and pitfalls. Radiographics. 25 Suppl 1:S133-42, 2005
                                                                                      5. Saad NE et al: Pseudoaneurysms and the role of minimally invasive techniques in their management. Radiographics. 25 Suppl 1:S173-89, 2005
                                                                                      6. Alkadhi H et al: Vascular emergencies of the thorax after blunt and iatrogenic trauma: multi-detector row CT and three-dimensional imaging. Radiographics. 24(5):1239-55, 2004