A Fatal Case of Immunocompetent Aspergilloma: Bronchial Artery Embolization Fail to Halt Recurrent Hemoptysis

Author(s): Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan*, Nik Abdullah Nik Mohamad, Mohamad Hasyizan Hassan, Saedah Ali, W Mohd Nazarudin W Hassan, Laila Ab Mukmin, Rhendra Hardy Mohd Zaini, Ariffin Marzuki, Chandran Nadarajan, Ahmad Zuhdi Mamat, Alwi Muhd Besari, Zeti Norfidiyati Salmuna Ayub, Azian Harun

Journal Name: Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Volume 14 , Issue 3 , 2018

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Aspergillus is an organism responsible for aspergilloma. Massive hemoptysis, which is a life-threatening symptom in a patient with pulmonary aspergilloma, is difficult to treat. Options for definitive treatment include bronchial artery embolization and surgical removal by thoracotomy. We report a 40-year-old housewife with no past medical illness, who presented with recurrent hemoptysis caused by multiple bilateral pulmonary aspergilloma who underwent repeated embolization in combination with systemic antifungal therapy. Prompt diagnosis and bronchial artery embolization was successful in embolizing the feeding vessel; however, it failed to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by recurrent pulmonary hemorrhage.

Keywords: Aspergilloma, bronchial artery embolization, hemoptysis, massive hemoptysis, HIV.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 17 January, 2019
Page: [181 - 183]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1573398X14666181010150100

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