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Case report
Massive Hemoptysis from a Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm during Cardiac Surgery
1 Operative Units of Cardiac Surgery, “G. Monasterio” Foundation, Massa, Italy  
2 Department of Anesthesia, “G. Monasterio” Foundation, Massa, Italy  
3 Department of Radiology, “G. Monasterio” Foundation, Massa, Italy  
4 Department of Interventional Cardiology, “G. Monasterio” Foundation, Massa, Italy  
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DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2017.17010
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Key Words: Hemoptysis, pseudoaneurysm, pulmonary artery catheterization, computed tomography

Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening condition usually related to a pathology of the bronchial arteries. Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysms represent a relatively rare cause of severe airway bleeding, but are associated with a mortality rate of over 50%. A case of massive intraoperative hemoptysis treated with temporary occlusion of the right pulmonary artery and delayed endovascular occlusion of the feeding segmental artery is described.



Cite this article as: Cerillo AG, Barberi E, Amoretti F, Berti S. Massive Hemoptysis from a Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm during Cardiac Surgery. Turk Thorac J 2017: DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2017.17010

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