Rasmussen aneurysm

Ras·mus·sen an·eu·rysm

(ras'mŭs-ĕn),
aneurysmal dilation of a branch of a pulmonary artery in a tuberculous cavity, rupture of which may cause serious hemoptysis.
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Ras·mus·sen an·eu·rysm

(ras'mus-en an'yūr-izm)
Aneurysmal dilation of a branch of a pulmonary artery in a tuberculous cavity, rupture of which may cause serious hemoptysis.
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Rasmussen,

Fritz W., Danish physician, 1834-1881.
Rasmussen aneurysm - aneurysmal dilation of a branch of a pulmonary artery in a tuberculous cavity.
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(1) The haemoptysis usually originates from the bronchial arteries but rupture of an underlying Rasmussen aneurysm might cause recurrent haemoptysis, sometimes with fatal consequences.
Selective embolisation of the Rasmussen aneurysm pedicle with one 3 mm x 5 cm and two 3 mm x 4 cm helical coils (Cook, Bloomington, USA) via a 5 Fr catheter achieved complete exclusion of the aneurysm.
Treatment of massive hemoptysis by occlusion of a Rasmussen aneurysm. Am J Roentgenol 1980; 135:605-606.
Rasmussen aneurysm is a common cause of recurrent and sometimes massive haemoptysis in patients with cavitatory pulmonary tuberculosis.
Thomas, "Embolization of multiple rasmussen aneurysms as a treatment of hemoptysis," Radiology, vol.
The aneurysms caused by TB were named "Rasmussen aneurysms." (11) In addition to cardiac and pulmonary causes of pulmonary artery hypertension, atherosclerosis, various infections (Syphilis, bacterial endocarditis, tuberculosis), Marfan's syndrome and other connective tissue diseases, cystic medial degeneration, trauma, Behcet's disease and Hughes-Stovin syndrome may lead to PAA.