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Embolisation of a bronchial artery of anomalous origin in massive haemoptysis

Md Ralib @ Md Raghib, Ahmad Razali and Ng, Teck Han and How, Soon Hin and Muda, Ahmad Sobri (2010) Embolisation of a bronchial artery of anomalous origin in massive haemoptysis. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences , 17 (3). pp. 55-60. ISSN 1394-195X

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Massive haemoptysis is the most dreaded of all respiratory emergencies. Bronchial artery embolisation is known to be a safe and effective procedure in massive haemoptysis. Bronchial artery of anomalous origin presents a diagnostic challenge to interventional radiologists searching for the source of haemorrhage. Here, we report a case of massive haemoptysis secondary to a lung carcinoma with the bronchial artery originating directly from the right subclavian artery. This artery was not evident during the initial flush thoracic aortogram. The anomalous-origin bronchial artery was then embolised using 15% diluted glue with good results. An anomalous-origin bronchial artery should be suspected if the source of haemorrhage is not visualised in the normally expected bronchial artery location.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3691/1396
Uncontrolled Keywords: bronchial arteries, glues, haemoptysis, therapeutic embolisation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Associate Professor Ahmad Razali Md Ralib
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2011 08:53
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2011 08:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1396

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