Endobronchial ultrasound in Dieulafoyâ€™s disease of the bronchus: an additional application of EBUS
AbstractDieulafoyâ€™s disease is a rare vascular malformation represented by an abnormally enlarged submucosal arterial vessel. This malformation is mostly found in gastrointestinal tract causing spontaneous bleeding although a few cases have been described in the bronchial tree. Recognizing Dieulafoyâ€™s malformation is crucial for the bronchoscopist in order to avoid biopsy that can lead to a massive hemoptysis, sometimes fatal. In this case report we show the clinical utility of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in the evaluation of bronchial alteration suspicious for Dieulafoyâ€™s malformation.
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