Bronchiectasis with bronchial arterial enlargement

Case contributed by Dr Yessica Evedi


Spontaneous haemoptysis

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

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Case Discussion

In chronic pulmonary inflammatory disorders, such as bronchiectasis, tuberculosis and chronic bronchitis there may be an associated increase in the collateral supply from nearby systemic vessels to the pathologic lung parenchyma.  

Recent important technologic advances in CT, have introduced a comprehensive, non-invasive method of evaluating the entire thorax. In cases with haemopthysis cases allows a clear depiction of the origins and trajectories of abnormally dilated systemic arteries that may be source of the haemorrhage and can aid in planning the embolization of these arteries.  

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Case information

rID: 25148
Case created: 8th Oct 2013
Last edited: 1st Mar 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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