TITLE

Mediastinal Teratoma With Pulmonary Involvement Presenting as Massive Hemoptysis in 2 Patients

AUTHOR(S)
Chen, Robert Fu-Chean; Chang, Tzung-Hao; Chang, Chi-Chu; Lee, Chun-Nin
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Respiratory Care;Aug2010, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p1094
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Massive hemoptysis is described in many disease processes. However, a mediastinal teratoma is rarely considered in a patient presenting with massive hemoptysis. Since a mediastinal teratoma has no specific symptoms, its definitive diagnosis is difficult before surgical intervention. Flexible bronchoscopy can be diagnostic in cases of a mediastinal teratoma with involvement of the bronchial tree. We report 2 cases of hemoptysis caused by mediastinal teratoma with bronchial communication.
ACCESSION #
52671999

 

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