Intraaneurysmal embolization of a pulmonary artery aneurysms for control of hemoptysis

A. B. Davidoff, E. J. Udoff, S. A. Schonfeld

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Abstract

Massive hemoptysis may be a life-threatening event. Death can quickly ensue from aspiration of blood and subsequent asphyxiation or, less commonly, exsanguination. Bronchoscopy during active bleeding can often identify the site of hemorrhage. This may require immediate pulmonary resection. Percutaneous catheter embolization offers an alternative to surgery in selected cases, particularly where there is overwhelming surgical risk or underlying disease. We report a case of successful steel coil embolization of a pulmonary artery aneurysm with preservation of distal pulmonary artery circulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1019-1020
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume142
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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