INTRIGUING VASCULAR ENCOUNTER: ANEURYSM ALONG AN ABERRANT SYSTEMIC ARTERY TO THE LUNG- RADIOLOGY CASE STUDY

  • Sonja Nikolova Institute of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine , Ss. Cyril and Methodius, University in Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Marija Dokoska University Clinic of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ss. Cyril and Methodius, University in Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Kristina Dimitrijevikj University Clinic of Pulmonology and Allergology, Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius, University in Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Maja Jakimovska Dimitrovska Institute of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Elizabeta Stojovska Jovanovska Institute of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine ,Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia

Abstract

Systemic arterial supply to the lungs from an aberrant artery is a rare congenital anomaly, and the occurrence of an aneurysm along this aberrant vessel is an even rarer phenomenon. We present a detailed case study of a 69-year-old male diagnosed with a fusiform aneurysm of an aberrant systemic artery supplying the right lower lobe. Accurate diagnosis was achieved through CT angiography, enabling precise visualization of the anomalous artery and the aneurysmatic dilatation. In this unique case, a 69-year-old male presented with persistent cough, chest/back pain, dyspnea, prompting medical attention. Ultrasonography revealed an atypical dilation of the inferior vena cava (IVC), measuring up to 3.5 cm, alongside a distinct sub-hepatic vascular structure. Doppler imaging indicated a discernible signal, prompting further investigation through CT angiography. Notably, during imaging, features suggestive of intra-lobar sequestration were observed, indicating a potential connection between the vascular anomalies and eventual respiratory symptoms.


Keywords: intra- lobar sequestration, aberrant systemic artery, aneurysm, CT angiography.

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Published
2024-05-01
How to Cite
NIKOLOVA, Sonja et al. INTRIGUING VASCULAR ENCOUNTER: ANEURYSM ALONG AN ABERRANT SYSTEMIC ARTERY TO THE LUNG- RADIOLOGY CASE STUDY. Journal of Morphological Sciences, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 166-170, may 2024. ISSN 2545-4706. Available at: <https://jms.mk/jms/article/view/vol7no1-21>. Date accessed: 20 june 2024.
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Case Report