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Massive Hemoptysis From a Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm Associated With an Emphysematous Bulla

Russell P. Bowler; Marvin I. Schwarz; Janette Durham
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Affiliations: From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver,  From the Department of Radiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver

Affiliations: From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver,  From the Department of Radiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver


1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1998;113(4):1130-1131. doi:10.1378/chest.113.4.1130
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Abstract

A 66-year-old man with a history of COPD and Aspergillus fumigatus infection developed massive hemoptysis. Pulmonary artery angiography revealed an aneurysm which was successfully treated with coil embolization. This is the first known report of a pulmonary artery aneurysm causing massive hemoptysis in a patient with bullous emphysema.


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