Lateral thoracic artery embolization in cystic fibrosis: A case report

Sergio Salerno, Rabiolo, Sergio Salerno, Furnari, Mercadante, Sergio Salerno, Pardo, Alfonso Rabiolo, Gisella Gilda Mercadante, Maria Laura Furnari

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We report the embolization of an aberrant origin of haemoptysis - from the internal branch of the lateral thoracic artery - in a patient affected by cystic fibrosis. The technical implications for embolotheraphy in case of an aberrant origin of a haemorrhage are emphasized. Many different systemic arteries may contribute to the blood supply of the lung and many connections may exist between the systemic, bronchial and pulmonary circulations. The presence of non-bronchial systemic arteries supply should be investigated when inconclusive findings are seen during bronchial artery embolization for haemoptysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalActa Radiologica
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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