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Pulmonary hemorrhage in a hemophiliac simulating a lung neoplasm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10911383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report an elderly, male smoker with moderate hemophilia B who presented with hemoptysis. Chest imaging revealed a well-circumscribed, pulmonary, mass lesion. Repeated bronchoscopy failed to make a diagnosis, and the patient ultimately underwent open thoracotomy with resection of the mass. Pathologic examination revealed hemorrhagic changes in association with bullous lung disease. This is the first report of symptomatic pulmonary hemorrhage in a patient with hemophilia B. Hemorrhage into a pre-existing bulla can simulate a primary lung neoplasm.
M E O'Dwyer; T G DeLoughery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hematology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0361-8609     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hematol.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-12     Completed Date:  2000-09-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610369     Medline TA:  Am J Hematol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-302     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 97201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Hemophilia B / diagnosis*,  physiopathology*
Hemorrhage / physiopathology*
Lung / physiopathology*
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  physiopathology

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