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Compression of left main bronchus with collapse of left lung by a large descending thoracic aortic aneurysm: A case report


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Khushal N. Pawar, Dilip L. Lakhkar, Sushil Nemane, Sandeep Shinde
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(3):705-707 |   | DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.2.3.061


We report a case of 60 years old female who presented with a history of progressive breathlessness over a period of one year. CECT thorax revealed a large aneurysm of descending thoracic aorta which was causing compression of left main bronchus with resultant complete collapse of left lung. There was a contralateral shift of the trachea and mediastinum.

Keywords:  Large aneurysm, descending thoracic aorta, left main bronchus

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