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[Hemoptysis in a patient with old pulmonary tuberculosis showing atypical findings in chest computed tomography].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23214122     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We report the case of an 85-year-old woman who had pulmonary tuberculosis when she was in her forties. She was referred to our hospital because of hemoptysis, which lasted for a few days. Her laboratory data was unremarkable. Chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed a thin-walled cavity with extensive calcification in the right S2. There was no infiltrative shadow or bronchiectatic changes observed around the cavity. Active bleeding was observed to be occurring from the right B2. After arterialization, embolization was performed in the right S2. On the basis of the findings from this case, we recommend that clinicians perform bronchoscopy in patients with hemoptysis even if imaging studies show no typical findings suggesting hemorrhage. Further, although rare, old tuberculosis lesions such as a thin-walled cavity with calcification can cause hemoptysis.
Hiroaki Satoh; Katsunori Kagohashi; Gen Ohara; Kunihiko Miyazaki; Mio Kawaguchi; Koichi Kurishima; Hiroichi Ishikawa
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kekkaku : [Tuberculosis]     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0022-9776     ISO Abbreviation:  Kekkaku     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0422132     Medline TA:  Kekkaku     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  655-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Respiratory Medicine, Mito Medical Center, University of Tsukuba, 3-2-7, Miyamachi, Mito-shi, Ibaraki 310-0015, Japan.
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