Endobronchial ultrasound in Dieulafoy’s disease of the bronchus: an additional application of EBUS

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2010.287

Authors

  • C. Gurioli | venerino.poletti@gmail.com Interventional Pulmonology Unit, Department of Thoracic Diseases, P.L. Pierantoni, G.B. Morgagni Hospital, Forlì, Italy.
  • G.L. Casoni Interventional Pulmonology Unit, Department of Thoracic Diseases, P.L. Pierantoni, G.B. Morgagni Hospital, Forlì, Italy.
  • C. Gurioli Interventional Pulmonology Unit, Department of Thoracic Diseases, P.L. Pierantoni, G.B. Morgagni Hospital, Forlì, Italy.
  • S. Tomassetti Interventional Pulmonology Unit, Department of Thoracic Diseases, P.L. Pierantoni, G.B. Morgagni Hospital, Forlì, Italy.
  • M. Romagnoli Interventional Pulmonology Unit, Department of Thoracic Diseases, P.L. Pierantoni, G.B. Morgagni Hospital, Forlì, Italy.
  • C. Ravaglia Interventional Pulmonology Unit, Department of Thoracic Diseases, P.L. Pierantoni, G.B. Morgagni Hospital, Forlì, Italy.
  • V. Poletti Interventional Pulmonology Unit, Department of Thoracic Diseases, P.L. Pierantoni, G.B. Morgagni Hospital, Forlì, Italy.

Abstract

Dieulafoy’s disease is a rare vascular malformation represented by an abnormally enlarged submucosal arterial vessel. This malformation is mostly found in gastrointestinal tract causing spontaneous bleeding although a few cases have been described in the bronchial tree. Recognizing Dieulafoy’s malformation is crucial for the bronchoscopist in order to avoid biopsy that can lead to a massive hemoptysis, sometimes fatal. In this case report we show the clinical utility of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in the evaluation of bronchial alteration suspicious for Dieulafoy’s malformation.

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2016-01-19
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Keywords:
Dieulafoy’s disease, Endobronchial ultrasound, Hemoptysis
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Gurioli, C., G.L. Casoni, C. Gurioli, S. Tomassetti, M. Romagnoli, C. Ravaglia, and V. Poletti. 2016. “Endobronchial Ultrasound in Dieulafoy’s Disease of the Bronchus: An Additional Application of EBUS”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 73 (4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2010.287.