A Case of Chronic Expanding Hematoma with Initial Presentation as Massive Hemotpysis through Bronchopleural Fistula in the Thorax

Eun Kyoung Jeon, Mun Kyung Chung, Gun Min Kim, Ji Young Kang, Hyun Jin Park, Seung Joon Kim, Sook Young Lee, Hwa Sik Moon, Jeong Sup Song, Sung Hak Park, Young Kyoon Kim
2008 Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases  
Chronic expanding hematoma of the thorax is a specific subtype of the chronic empyema. It presents as a slowly expanding intrathoracic mass which result in dyspnea or recurrent hemoptysis. The symptoms develop months or years after tuberculous pleurisy, trauma or surgery. Usually, it shows three common findings: a giant mass lesion in the thorax, some surrounding calcifications, the absence of signs or symptoms of infection. We report a case of chronic expanding hematoma of the thorax,
more » ... he thorax, initially presenting as massive hemoptysis through bronchopleural fistula which resulted in radiologic findings of new air-fluid level within the previous pleural lesion filled with unknown materials. (Tuberc Respir Dis 2008;64:48-51)
doi:10.4046/trd.2008.64.1.48 fatcat:eqpg7byoczd2vp3eltyu62ry6y