Mediastinal teratoma with pulmonary involvement presenting as massive hemoptysis in 2 patients

Fu-Chean Chen, Tzung Hao Chang, Chi Chu Chang, Chun Nin Lee

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1094-1096
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Care
Volume55
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Hemoptysis
  • Mediastinal teratoma with airway communication
  • Trichoptysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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