Life-threatening hemoptysis in a child: The only symptom


Toker A., Tanju S., Bayrak Y., Cenesiz E., Guler N., Dilege S., ...More

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.77, no.1, pp.336-338, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0003-4975(03)01041-5
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-338
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

An 8-year-old girl was evaluated for hemoptysis, 50 mL/day, which lasted for 3 days. Computed thoracic tomography detected a mass lesion in the right lower lobe. During rigid bronchoscopic examination, exanguinating hemoptysis occurred, and a Fogarty balloon catheter was placed in the right intermediate bronchus. Thoracotomy revealed a 2 x 2-cm mass in the right lower lobe. Common basal segmentectomy was performed. Pathological frozen-section analysis confirmed the diagnosis of perforated hydatid cyst.