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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 52–54 | Cite as

Systemic-pulmonary shunting and hemoptysis in a benign intrathoracic teratoma

  • C. K. HaydenJr.
  • L. E. Swischuk
  • M. Z. Schwartz
  • M. Davis
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Abstract

Hemoptysis as a presenting symptom in benign intrathoracic teratoma is rare, but we have documented one such case and discuss the various possibilities of why such a problem should arise. The bleeding was secondary to systemic-pulmonary artery shunting, caused at least in part by extensive pleural adhesions. The exact cause of the adhesions was not determined but possibilities include previous infection or trauma. The tumor was successfully removed surgically.

Key words

Childhood, hemoptysis Childhood, intrathoracic teratoma Arteriography, systemic-pulmonary artery shunt 

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© Springer-Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. K. HaydenJr.
    • 1
  • L. E. Swischuk
    • 1
  • M. Z. Schwartz
    • 1
  • M. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Radiology and SurgeryThe University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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