Bronchial artery pseudoaneurysm with major hemorrhage after bronchial thermoplasty

Dan Vinh Nguyen, Susan Murin

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Bronchial thermoplasty has been found to be a safe and effective therapy for severe asthma. We report the case of amediastinal hematoma and hemothorax developing in a 66-year-old woman several days after an uneventful bronchial thermoplasty of the right lower lobe. Evaluation revealed a bleeding right bronchial artery pseudoaneurysm. Pseudoaneuryms have been reported in association with other procedures involving the therapeutic application of thermal energy, and a single case of hemoptysis requiring bronchial artery embolization occurred in a clinical trial of bronchial thermoplasty. However, bronchial artery pseudoaneurysm with hemomediastinum and hemothorax has not previously been reported after bronchial thermoplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e95-e97
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016


  • Asthma
  • Bronchial artery embolization
  • Case report
  • Fiber optic bronchoscopy
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Thermoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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