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Massive hemoptysis caused by tracheal hemangioma treated with interventional radiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12683580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Capillary hemangiomas of the tracheobronchial tree are extremely rare in adults, with hemoptysis being one of the most serious forms of presentation. An operation has been the treatment of choice, although it does involve high rates of morbidity and mortality, especially in emergency situations such as massive hemoptysis, which has led to the search for other therapeutic alternatives. There is no experience with embolization by interventional radiology when the hemoptysis is tracheal in origin, caused partly because the infrequency of this pathology; however, the foundations for it have been laid with the development of embolization for bronchopulmonary pathology. We report a case of a tracheal capillary hemangioma in a 66-year-old woman diagnosed with idiopathic thrombopenic purpura, which began as a massive hemoptysis and was treated successfully with embolization by interventional radiology. There has been no recurrence of the bleeding after 1 year's follow-up, and the patient's control fibrobronchoscopy is normal.
Antonio Ríos Zambudio; Maria Jose Roca Calvo; Juan Torres Lanzas; J García Medina; Pascual Parrilla Paricio
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-09     Completed Date:  2003-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1302-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
Hemangioma, Capillary / complications,  therapy*
Hemoptysis / etiology*
Radiography, Interventional*
Tracheal Neoplasms / complications,  therapy*

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