Massive Haemoptysis in a Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patient

Nasibah Mohamad, Anis Shafina Mahfudz, Khairil Amir Sayuti, Ganeshwara Lingam


Haemoptysis is the clinical features of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) (32.5%) in Malaysia, in which if massive and left untreated it carries out a mortality risk of more than 50%. In the majority of cases, the main bleeder arises from the bronchial artery, with the pulmonary arterial circulation as a rare cause of bleeding, accounting for less than 10% of cases. Rasmussen aneurysm is a rare phenomenon following the weakening of the pulmonary artery wall resulting from adjacent cavitary tuberculosis. The sequelae which follow include pseudoaneurysm formation and subsequent rupture.


hemoptysis; false aneurysm; interventional radiology

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