Localized pulmonary hemorrhage

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 26 Mar 2021

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

Focal pulmonary hemorrhage can occur from a number of causes:

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

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

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Cases and figures

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  • Case 2: as a complication of thoracic biopsy
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