Massive hemoptysis due to bronchopulmonary arterial fistula successfuly treated with amplatzer plug occlusion

Monzer A. Chehab, Sivateja Mandava, Richard Smillie, Adam H. Lackey, Hugh Chung, Stephen A. Vartanian


We present the case of a 59-year-old male with massive hemoptysis secondary to a bronchopulmonary artery fistula formed as the result of a perihilar lung cancer. The hemoptysis was successfully treated by Amplatzer Plug (St. Jude Medical) embolization of the supplying pulmonary artery branch. At the same time, bronchoscopy was performed to tamponade the patients bleeding and avoid exsanguination. Biopsy of the mass demonstrated poorly differentiated non small cell carcinoma. Post procedure day 13 the patient underwent staging with PET CT which showed localized disease. His hemoptysis resolved.

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Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing    ISSN 1925-4008 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4016 (Online)

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