Pseudoaneurysm of left proximal common carotid artery following penetrating trauma

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A 33-year male with history of penetrating trauma to left upper chest in 2006, presented through Medical unit to Radiology Department with complain of hemoptysis. Chest X-ray showed a soft tissue lesion in left upper lobe with a linear metallic foreign body. Contrast enhanced CT scan of chest and later CTA was performed which showed a saccular aneurysm arising from mediastinal part of left common aortic artery surrounded by thrombosis with a cylindrical linear metallic foreign body. He was planned for endovascular repair with stenting which he could not afford due to financial constraints. He is currently on conservative follow up. Vascular lesions can be serious complications resulting from blunt or penetrating trauma, when presenting with hemoptysis due to pseudaoneurysms formation even after so many years of trauma.

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Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences