CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Clin Interv Radiol ISVIR 2018; 02(01): 062-068
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1649326
Case Report
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Isolated Systemic Supply to Normal Lung—A Rare Cause for Hemoptysis (A Case Report with Review of Literature)

Rengarajan Rajagopal
1  Department of Cardiovascular Radiology and Endovascular Interventions, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Gurpreet S. Gulati
1  Department of Cardiovascular Radiology and Endovascular Interventions, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Publication History

Received: 06 August 2017

Accepted: 01 February 2018

Publication Date:
03 May 2018 (online)

Abstract

The authors report the case of a 23-year-old man with hemoptysis who had an abnormal retrocardiac opacity in the medial aspect of the left lower lobe on a chest radiograph. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed anomalous systemic arterial supply to the left lower lobe with absence of pulmonary arterial branches to the involved lung. The patient underwent successful transarterial embolization of the systemic supply without any complications. Follow-up imaging showed persistent complete thrombosis of the artery. He recovered with no symptoms at 6 months.