Dieulafoy's disease: A cause of massive hemoptysis that is probably underdiagnosed


KUZUCU A., Gurses I. , SOYSAL O., KUTLU R., OZGEL M.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.80, no.3, pp.1126-1128, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2004.02.118
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1126-1128

Abstract

Dieulafoy's disease is a vascular anomaly characterized by the presence of a tortuous dysplastic artery in the submucosa. The condition was first described as a cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in the stomach. Recently, there have been a few reports of Dieulafoy's disease involving the respiratory tract. Herein, we report 2 patients with massive hemoptysis who were treated with surgical resection and later diagnosed with bronchial Dieulafoy's disease.