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Massive hemoptysis and hemothorax: a rare but fatal complication of intralobar sequestration.
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PMID:  22882954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Intralobar sequestration (ILS) is an uncommon abnormality that accounts for 75% of all pulmonary sequestrations. Over the years there have been several reports of various presenting signs of which hemoptysis was commonly described, however, massive hemoptysis and hemothorax is extremely rare in literature. We present a case of a 45-year-old man who died of fatal complication from an ILS. This case report shows an uncommon presentation of ILS with massive hemoptysis and hemothorax resulting in a dramatic course of disease and a fatal outcome, and for this reason in the absence of trauma or other causes for massive hemoptysis, hemothorax, or lung hematoma, this possibility should be kept in mind so as to avoid misdiagnosis, and resection of the sequestered tissue should be considered in all patients.
Hong-Wei Wang; Jiang-Yang Lu; Jun-Zhong Sun; Yan Xiao; Bo Wen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2638-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, First Affiliated Hospital of General Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Beijing 100048, China.
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