Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Massive Hemoptysis due to Right Inferior Phrenic Artery-to-Right Pulmonary Artery Fistula in the Right Middle Lobe of the Lung
Emi YakushijiShinichiro OtaTomohiro KomatsuMakoto AyaoriKatsunori Ikewaki
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2017 Volume 56 Issue 6 Pages 687-689

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Massive hemoptysis is a medical emergency and needs immediate treatment. It occurs in a wide variety of pulmonary diseases and typically originates from the bronchial arteries. We herein report a very rare case of a patient bleeding from a right phrenic artery-to-pulmonary artery fistula accompanied with focal bronchiectasis in the right middle lobe of the lung. In this case, multi-detector computed tomography was useful for clarifying the etiology and the abnormal anastomosis and facilitated effective angiographic embolization.

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