Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm in a child with ß-thalassemia major

Tabinda N. Qureshi*, Syed R. Haider, Abdulhakim Al Rawas, Rashid Al Sukaiti, Hussein Al Kindi, Khalfan S. Al Senaidi, Mohamed Elshinawy, Yasser Wali

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Abstract

Pulmonary artery aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms are rare vascular anomalies in children that can lead to massive hemoptysis resulting in severe morbidity and even mortality. High level of clinical suspicion, timely diagnosis, and prompt management are important for a better outcome. Here, we report a case of a 14-year-old adolescent with ß-thalassemia major who presented with life-threatening hemoptysis due to pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm and was successfully treated with coil embolization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E503-E506
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aneurysm
  • coil embolization
  • hemoptysis
  • pseudoaneurysm
  • ß-thalassemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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