Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77--79

Pulmonary artery aneurysm: Harbinger of an ominous disease


Deepanjan Bhattacharya1, Deepa Sasikumar1, Ayyappan Anoop2, Jineesh Valakada2, Nitin Naik1, Baiju Sasi Dharan3 
1 Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Imaging Sciences and Intervention Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
3 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Deepa Sasikumar
Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
India

An 11-year-old girl presented with chronic cough and recurrent hemoptysis. On examination, she had features of right heart failure and cyanosis, with severe pulmonary hypertension on echocardiogram. Computed tomography pulmonary angiography showed aneurysmal dilatations of the pulmonary artery with elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein and positive human leukocyte antigen B51. A diagnosis of Hughes–Stovin syndrome (vascular variant of Behcet's syndrome) was confirmed, and she was started on immunosuppression, on which there was improvement.


How to cite this article:
Bhattacharya D, Sasikumar D, Anoop A, Valakada J, Naik N, Dharan BS. Pulmonary artery aneurysm: Harbinger of an ominous disease.Ann Pediatr Card 2022;15:77-79


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Bhattacharya D, Sasikumar D, Anoop A, Valakada J, Naik N, Dharan BS. Pulmonary artery aneurysm: Harbinger of an ominous disease. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 20 ];15:77-79
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