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Control of massive hemoptysis by embolization of intercostal arteries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7444046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The embolization of intercostal arteries for the control of massive hemoptysis is described in two patients with bronchopleural fistulas and in one patient with sarcoidosis. Hemoptysis was controlled by embolization in all three cases, but spinal cord infarction occurred in one patient as a result of the procedure. This complication can occur even in cases where no significant blood supply to the spinal cord can be seen on preliminary arteriography, which suggests that in some patients angiographically invisible small branches play an important role in the blood supply to the spinal cord. These branches may be particularly important in cases in which the spinal blood supply is already compromised by surgery, radiation therapy, or previous embolization procedures.
I Vujic; R Pyle; E Parker; J Mithoefer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1980 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-02-19     Completed Date:  1981-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  617-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Fistula / complications
Embolization, Therapeutic* / adverse effects
Fistula / complications
Hemoptysis / etiology,  therapy*
Infarction / etiology
Middle Aged
Pleural Diseases / complications
Sarcoidosis / complications
Spinal Cord / blood supply
Thoracic Arteries*

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