Repeat Episodes of Massive Hemoptysis Due to an Anomalous Origin of the Right Bronchial Artery in a Patient with a History of Coccidioidomycosis
Mountain View Hospital
hemoptysis, therapeutic embolization, coccidioidomycosis
Cardiology | Critical Care | Internal Medicine
Anomalous bronchial arteries originate outside the space bound by the T5 and T6 vertebrae at the major bronchi. Here, we highlight a case of a 37-year-old man with a past medical history of coccidioidomycosis and who presented with massive hemoptysis. A bronchial angiogram showed the patient had a right bronchial artery originating anomalously from the left subclavian artery. The patient ultimately underwent a bronchial artery embolization, after which he achieved symptomatic remission.
Publisher or Conference
Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Asllanaj B, Benge E, McWhworter Y, Bhatia S. Repeat Episodes of Massive Hemoptysis Due to an Anomalous Origin of the Right Bronchial Artery in a Patient with a History of Coccidioidomycosis. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care. 2021;23(3):89-92. https://doi.org/10.13175/swjpcc037-21