Aortic pseudoaneurysm in a child with a left mainstem bronchial stent

Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008 Jul;9(4):e31-4. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181731a49.


Objective: To report a case of aortic pseudoaneurysm in a child with a metallic bronchial stent.

Design: Case report and literature review.

Setting: Pediatric intensive care unit at a freestanding tertiary children's hospital.

Patient: A 12-yr-old boy with a left mainstem bronchomalacia managed with a metallic stent presenting with bleeding from his tracheostomy.

Interventions: Emergent flexible tracheobronchoscopy, computed tomography angiogram.

Measurements and main results: Discovery of a pseudoaneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta adjacent to the bronchial stent.

Conclusions: We report the first case of an aortic pseudoaneurysm in association with a bronchial stent in a child.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, False / etiology*
  • Aorta, Thoracic*
  • Bronchi*
  • Bronchomalacia / therapy*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Stents / adverse effects*