Massive hemoptysis from pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm caused by lung radiofrequency ablation: successful treatment by coil embolization

Koichiro Yamakado, Haruyuki Takaki, Motoshi Takao, Shuichi Murashima, Hiroshi Kodama, Masataka Kashima, Atsuhiro Nakatsuka, Junji Uraki, Hideto Shimpo, Kan Takeda
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 2010, 33 (2): 410-2
A 75-year-old man received lung radiofrequency (RF) ablation to treat lung metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma. Massive hemoptysis occurred 1 week after lung RF ablation. Emergent contrast-enhanced CT and pulmonary arteriography revealed a pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm, which was embolized with coils. The postembolization course was uneventful. Hemoptysis did not recur for 5 months.

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