Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 58(4): 253-254
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1240781
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A Patient with Massive Hemoptysis Treated by Videothoracoscopic Clipping of the Causative Aberrant Artery

E. Okur1 , I. Dilek1 , A. Saygi1 , S. Halezeroglu1
  • 1Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
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Publication History

received October 21, 2008

Publication Date:
31 May 2010 (online)


Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening situation and can have a variety of underlying causes. Bronchial arteries are mostly the source of bleeding but in rare cases an aberrant systemic artery may be present, causing hemoptysis. Here, we present a patient in whom an aberrant systemic artery was defined to be the cause of hemoptysis. Obstruction of this artery by videothoracoscopic clipping was curative for the patient's hemoptysis.


Dr. Erdal Okur

Thoracic Surgery
Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Teaching Hospital


34758 Istanbul


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