Untreated idiopathic aneurysm of the pulmonary artery; long-term follow-up

Respir Med. 2000 Apr;94(4):404-5. doi: 10.1053/rmed.1999.0750.


A 57-year-old man with an idiopathic aneurysm of the left pulmonary artery is presented. The aneurysm was stable over many decades. No such long-term follow-up of an idiopathic pulmonary aneurysm has been described previously. After 39 years there is no evidence of heart failure or pulmonary hypertension. Because corrective surgery has a variable outcome, and prognosis is suggested to be good in the idiopathic form of pulmonary aneurysm, no surgical correction was proposed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Aneurysm / therapy
  • Asthma / etiology
  • Asthma / therapy
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Artery / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed