Pulmonary haemorrhage after percutaneous nodule biopsy

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Hemoptysis after pulmonary biopsy.

Patient Data

Age: 58
Gender: Male

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

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 30893
Case created: 7th Sep 2014
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.