Coexistence of pulmonary artery aneurysm and nasal septal perforation


Gonlugur T., GÖNLÜGÜR U.

TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.24, ss.153-157, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI TIP FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.153-157

Özet

A 45-year-old male patient presented with a-one week history of pleuritic chest pain, cough, and breathlessness. He had a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for eight years. His initial chest radiograph revealed left. lower zone infiltration. A cavitary lesion developed despite treatment with two antibiotics. Thorax computerized tomography scan revealed bilateral cavitary lesions and aneurysms in the main pulmonary arteries. Later, the patient reported recurrent oral ulcers, but rhinoscopy demonstrated nasal septal perforation. A definitive diagnosis could not be established despite biopsies from the nasal septum and buccal mucosa.