We present a case report of a patient of massive haemoptysis which was later proven to be a case of Rasmussen's aneurysm.
3a and 3b) revealed a pseudoaneurysm in one of the segmental branches of pulmonary artery in right upper lobe cavity, suggestive of Rasmussen's aneurysm.
CONCLUSION: Massive haemoptysis in a pulmonary tuberculosis patient should always be investigated to rule out Rasmussen's aneurysm which needs aggressive management.
Fatal hemoptysis caused by ruptured giant Rasmussen's aneurysm.
1) Rasmussen's aneurysm is a pseudo aneurysm of pulmonary artery in a tuberculosis cavity.
4) We are reporting a case of 55yrs old diabetic male patient with past history of pulmonary tuberculosis with left lower lobe Rasmussen's aneurysm mimicking as a fungal ball.
Rasmussen's aneurysm is a rare complication of pulmonary tuberculosis, which arises from the wall of the cavity usually in the upper lobe with a prevalence rate of 5% (7).
8) Contrast computed tomography shows a radioenhancing lesion, and can be recommended as a preliminary investigation to demonstrate the Rasmussen's aneurysm.
INTRODUCTION: Rasmussen's aneurysm is a pseudo-aneurysm arising from pulmonary artery which lies in close vicinity of a tuberculosis cavity.
DISCUSSION: Fritz Valdemar Rasmussen, a Danish physician, who first described the rasmussen's aneurysm as a pulmonary vessel passing through the wall of a tuberculous pulmonary cavity with an aneurysmal dilatation of this vessel into the cavity.
A review of autopsy findings in patients with a history of chronic cavitary tuberculosis showed a 5% prevalence of Rasmussen's aneurysm (3).
The eponym Rasmussen's aneurysm refers specifically to tuberculous etiology.