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We report herein a case of an 80-year-old female patient who presented with hemosputum and a left chest tumor. Owing to her medical history and imaging findings, we strongly suspected chronic expanding hematoma (CEH). Arteries feeding the mass were embolized prior to surgery to control intraoperative bleeding. We successfully inhibited the massive bleeding from the wall of the tumor and performed surgery rapidly and with minimal blood loss. Thus, preoperative embolization followed by palliativedoi:10.1016/j.asjsur.2012.06.006 pmid:23270824 fatcat:bepnf7u6ubac3k6r54ojkfcl5y