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, cilt.80, ss.1126-1128, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 80 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2004.02.118
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1126-1128

Özet

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.