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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2004 Oct;47(4):593-595. Korean. Case Report.
Lee CS , Chung CK , Kim TJ , Han JU , Chung CK , Kim JT , Yang CW , Lim HK .
Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
Departments of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.

Aortic pseudoaneurysms are rare. When aortic pseudoaneurysms are detected, they demand timely surgical intervention because they trend to increase in size and cause complications. We experienced a rare case of a chronic traumatic pseudoaneurysm located at the distal descending aorta associated with chest pain during trans-urethral resection of the prostate under spinal anesthesia. Diagnostic testing led to appropriate management.

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