Huge Calcified Pulmonary Arterial Aneurysm
A 71-year-old woman presented with dyspnea on exertion for one year. On auscultation, a grade 3/6 systolic murmur was heard at the upper sternal border. Chest radiographs (Figure 1, A and B) revealed a huge calcified lesion in the left lung field (arrows). Chest computerized tomographic scan image (Figure 2) showed a huge saccular aneurysm (5×6×12 cm) of the main pulmonary trunk with calcified wall (arrow). The patient’s condition is stable after one and a half years of medical therapy.
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