Dieulafoy disease is characterized by the presence of dilated, tortuous arteries that project into the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract and less frequently the bronchus.
Dieulafoy disease of the trachea has not been previously described. A 60-year-old woman with recurrent episodes of massive hemoptysis.
Dieulafoy disease of the trachea.
:Selective arterial embolization was undertaken.
The intervention was successful and no fresh episode of acute hemoptysis was observed.
Apart from the bronchus, vascular anomaly may also be present in the trachea in Dieulafoy disease.
aDepartment of Respiration
bDepartment of Radiology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China.
Correspondence: Ce Shen, Department of Respiration, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, No. 600 Yishan Road, Shanghai 200233, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Abbreviation: CT = computed tomography.
The authors report no conflicts of interest.
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Received July 6, 2016
Received in revised form December 13, 2016
Accepted December 17, 2016