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Bronchial aneurysm secondary to tuberculosis presenting with fatal hemoptysis: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24977030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fatal hemoptysis is a serious complication of pulmonary tuberculosis, which can rarely be due to a bronchial aneurysm. Here, we present a case of fatal hemoptysis due to bronchial aneurysm occurred in a 59-year-old patient of Han ethnicity suffering from active pulmonary tuberculosis. Meanwhile, we perform a literature review of reported cases to stress detailed radiological examination is needed prior to bronchoscopy to exclude the possibility of aneurysm existent in proximity to the lesions caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Urgent and effective treatment is needed to control such life-threatening bleeding, such as rigid bronchoscopy, endovascular therapy and surgery, and endovascular stent-graft repair.
Authors:
Yu-Sheng Cheng; Zhi-Wei Lu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic disease     Volume:  6     ISSN:  2072-1439     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Dis     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-30     Completed Date:  2014-06-30     Revised Date:  2014-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101533916     Medline TA:  J Thorac Dis     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E70-2     Citation Subset:  -    
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