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Yap KH, Sulaiman S
Correspondence: Dr Yap Kim Hoong, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulmonary atelectasis may be caused by endobronchial lesions or by extrinsic compression of the bronchus. However, lung collapse due to compression from a thoracic aneurysm is uncommon. We report a 76-year-old hypertensive female patient who has pulmonary atelectasis due to an extrinsic compression from a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm, and discuss possible treatment options.
Keywords: aneurysm, pulmonary atelectasis, thoracic aorta aneurysm
Singapore Med J 2009; 50(7): e247-e249