Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 244--246

A rare cause of massive hemoptysis in a child: Bronchial Dieulafoy's disease - the first report of transcatheter treatment in pediatric age


Mario Giordano, Maurizio Cappelli Bigazzi, Maria Teresa Palladino, Maria Giovanna Russo 
 Department of Paediatric Cardiology, “Ospedali dei Colli,” University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli,” Naples, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mario Giordano
Via Panoramica, 33, 80041 – Boscoreale
Italy

We report a case of bronchial Dieulafoy's disease in the pediatric age. Angio-computed tomography scan and arteriography addressed us to diagnosis. Bronchial endoscopy with biopsy was avoided due to the high risk of developing a life-threatening hemorrhage. Transcatheter embolization of the bleeding bronchial artery was achieved with a MicroPlex® 10 HyperSoft 3D 3.5 mm × 80 mm System (MicroVention, Tustin, CA, USA). Dieulafoy's disease is an extremely rare lesion in the pediatric age, and the small diameter of the bleeding vessels may complicate the percutaneous approach with procedural failure. Currently, the novel thin and soft detachable coils allowed to widen the transcatheter embolization in the pediatric age.


How to cite this article:
Giordano M, Bigazzi MC, Palladino MT, Russo MG. A rare cause of massive hemoptysis in a child: Bronchial Dieulafoy's disease - the first report of transcatheter treatment in pediatric age.Ann Thorac Med 2020;15:244-246


How to cite this URL:
Giordano M, Bigazzi MC, Palladino MT, Russo MG. A rare cause of massive hemoptysis in a child: Bronchial Dieulafoy's disease - the first report of transcatheter treatment in pediatric age. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Jun 29 ];15:244-246
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