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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 410–412 | Cite as

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
Case Report

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Hepatocellular carcinoma Metastasis Lung Radiofrequency ablation Complication Embolization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichiro Yamakado
    • 1
  • Haruyuki Takaki
    • 1
  • Motoshi Takao
    • 2
  • Shuichi Murashima
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Kodama
    • 1
  • Masataka Kashima
    • 1
  • Atsuhiro Nakatsuka
    • 1
  • Junji Uraki
    • 1
  • Hideto Shimpo
    • 2
  • Kan Takeda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMie University School of MedicineTsuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic SurgeryMie University School of MedicineTsuJapan

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