Two Cases of Bronchial Artery Racemose Hemangioma Successfully Treated with Bronchial Artery Embolization

J Nippon Med Sch. 2021 Nov 26. doi: 10.1272/jnms.JNMS.2022_89-601. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTRupture of a racemose hemangioma causing dilatation and tortuosity of the bronchial artery can result in massive bleeding and respiratory failure. Bronchial artery embolization (BAE) can treat this life-threatening condition, as we show in two cases. The first case was of an 89-year-old female complaining of sudden-onset chest and back pain. Bronchial artery angiography demonstrated a racemose hemangioma with a 2 cm aneurysm. The second case was of a 50-year-old male with hemoptysis and dyspnea, eventually requiring intubation. Bronchial arteriography showed a racemose hemangioma and a bronchial artery-pulmonary arterial fistula. BAE was successfully performed in both cases, with no recurrent hemorrhage. Therapeutic interventions in bronchial artery racemose hemangiomas include lobectomy or segmentectomy, bronchial arterial ligation, and BAE. BAE should be considered as first-line therapy for bleeding racemose hemangiomas of the bronchial artery because of its low risk of adverse effects on respiratory status, minimal invasiveness, and faster patient recovery.PMID:34840218 | DOI:10.1272/jnms.JNMS.2022_89-601
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J Nippon Med Sch. 2021 Nov 26. doi: 10.1272/jnms.JNMS.2022_89-601. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTRupture of a racemose hemangioma causing dilatation and tortuosity of the bronchial artery can result in massive bleeding and respiratory failure. Bronchial artery embolization (BAE) can treat this life-threatening condition, as we show in two cases. The first case was of an 89-year-old female complaining of sudden-onset chest and back pain. Bronchial artery angiography demonstrated a racemose hemangioma with a 2 cm aneurysm. The second case was of a 50-year-old male with hemoptysis and dyspnea, eventually requiring intubation....
Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
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