Transcatheter Management of Non-Bronchial Systemic Arteries Causing Hemoptysis in a Patient with Tuberculosis

Ozer C., PEYNİRCİOĞLU B., Cil B., DEMİRKAZIK F., Ariyurek M.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.11, no.4, pp.191-195, 2010 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ttd.2010.32
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-195
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Tuberculosis is the leading cause of hemoptysis in developing countries. The underlying cause of hemoptysis in chronic lung inflammation such as tuberculosis is an enlarged bronchial and/or non-bronchial arteries. Bronchial artery embolization is a well known and effective way of treatment for hemoptysis. Embolization of the non-bronchial arterial supply to the bronchial artery distribution is also described for management of hemoptysis in a number of studies. Herein, we present a series of endovascular treatment sessions of a unique tuberculosis patient with massive hemoptysis who developed multiple hypertrophic non-bronchial systemic arteries from a variety of sources, as well as enlarged bronchial arteries.