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open-access-imgOpen AccessDieulafoy’s disease of the bronchus: a possible mistake
Author(s)
Emanuela Barisione,
Gabriele Ferretti,
Silvia Ravera,
Mario Salio
Publication year2012
Publication title
multidisciplinary respiratory medicine
Resource typeJournals
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
We present a case of a 57 year old woman who suffered from massive hemoptysis; she was sent to our Department for a suspect neoformant lesion. We assumed it might be a Dielafoy’s disease and proceeded with an imaging study that confirmed the diagnosis. After embolization the patient no longer showed signs of bleeding. In brief, we concluded that whenever there is a suspect of Dielafoy’s disease, the biopsy has to be avoided.
Subject(s)biopsy , bronchus , criminology , disease , embolization , general surgery , law , lesion , lung , medicine , mistake , pathology , political science , psychology , radiology , respiratory disease , surgery , suspect
Language(s)English
SCImago Journal Rank0.72
H-Index28
eISSN2049-6958
pISSN1828-695X
DOI10.4081/mrm.2012.627

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