Dieulafoy disease of the trachea with recurrent episodes of massive hemoptysis: A case report

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Abstract

Rationale:

Dieulafoy disease is characterized by the presence of dilated, tortuous arteries that project into the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract and less frequently the bronchus.

Patient concerns:

Dieulafoy disease of the trachea has not been previously described. A 60-year-old woman with recurrent episodes of massive hemoptysis.

Diagnoses:

Dieulafoy disease of the trachea.

Interventions

:Selective arterial embolization was undertaken.

Outcomes:

The intervention was successful and no fresh episode of acute hemoptysis was observed.

Lessons:

Apart from the bronchus, vascular anomaly may also be present in the trachea in Dieulafoy disease.

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