Localised pulmonary haemorrhage

Localised pulmonary haemorrhage is a descriptive term for a pulmonary haemorrhage restricted to a particular focal region of the lung. It can range from involving a small focus of haemorrhage to a whole lobe.


A focal pulmonary haemorrhage can occur from a number of causes

HRCT chest

Intraalveolar haemorrhage may be seen as hazy consolidation or ground-glass infiltrates in the lung parenchyma.

Pulmonary vascular tumour invasion is usually seen as peripheral areas of ground glass around neoplastic (either primary or metastatic lesions) 4

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Article information

rID: 24805
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Focal pulmonary haemorrhage
  • Localised pulmonary hemorrhage
  • Focal pulmonary hemorrhage

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