Pulmonary haemorrhage after percutaneous lung biopsy

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Hemoptysis after pulmonary biopsy.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
CT

CT guided lung biopsy

After the procedure, control images show a focal area of intra-alveolar haemorrhage seen as ground-glass infiltrates in the lung parenchyma surrounding the nodule.

Case Discussion

Parenchymal haemorrhage is a possible complication of thoracic biopsy and is typically self-limited. Haemoptysis can be the presenting symptom, as was the case in this patient. 

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Case information

rID: 30893
Published: 7th Sep 2014
Last edited: 18th May 2018
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