Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Hemoptysis in a 39-year-old smoker

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Images in Clinical Radiology

Hemoptysis in a 39-year-old smoker

Authors:

I Willekens ,

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Jette, Belgium, BE
X close

B Ilsen,

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Jette, Belgium, BE
X close

M de Maeseneer,

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Jette, Belgium, BE
X close

F Vandenbroucke,

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Jette, Belgium, BE
X close

J de Mey

Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel, Jette, Belgium, BE
X close

Abstract

A 39-year old man, a smoker without significant medical history, presented with vague chest pain, cough, and hemoptysis. His symptoms had started 2 weeks earlier. Radiography showed an area of decreased lucency (ground glass appearance) in the right lower lobe. CT scan confirms the presence of a triangular area of inhomogeneous parenchymatous increased attenuation mainly of ground glass with inlying bronchocoeles and tree-in-bud appearance compatible with an intrapulmonary sequestration. The arterial supply is derived from the lower thoracic aorta. The venous drainage is to the left atrium.

The hemoptysis is a result of a supratherapeutic International Normalized Ratio (INR) on Sintrom intake for atrial fibrillation (AF). Treatment of sequestration consisted of a thoracoscopic lobectomy.

How to Cite: Willekens I, Ilsen B, Maeseneer M de, Vandenbroucke F, Mey J de. Hemoptysis in a 39-year-old smoker. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2013;96(2):95. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.224
10
Views
6
Downloads
Published on 01 Mar 2013.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus