Right inferior phrenic artery to right pulmonary artery fistula causing hemothorax: A case report

Anthony D'Angelo, Hasan Khan, Garrett Coleman, Irfan Masood

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Abstract

Inferior phrenic artery to pulmonary artery fistulae are a rare anomaly seen on CT thorax angiogram when evaluating for certain pulmonary pathological conditions. A 79-year-old man with hemothorax on chest X-ray was evaluated by interventional radiology for embolization of a bleeding vessel. During the procedure, a fistulous connection between the right inferior phrenic artery and right pulmonary artery with signs of extravasation was found and embolized, significantly reducing the size of the hemothorax. This case demonstrates that inferior phrenic artery to pulmonary artery fistulae, a rarely seen vascular anomaly, can result in life-threatening hemothorax.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3273-3275
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume19
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2024

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Embolization
  • Hemothorax
  • Inferior phrenic artery to pulmonary artery fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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