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.