Massive hemoptysis is described in many disease processes. However, a mediastinal teratoma is rarely considered in a patient presenting with massive hemoptysis. Since a mediastinal teratoma has no specific symptoms, its definitive diagnosis is difficult before surgical intervention. Flexible bronchoscopy can be diagnostic in cases of a mediastinal teratoma with involvement of the bronchial tree. We report 2 cases of hemoptysis caused by mediastinal teratoma with bronchial communication.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Mediastinal teratoma with airway communication
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine