A Rare Case of Haemoptysis Revealing Aortic Coarctation in an Adult

  • Ahmed Ben Saad Pulmonology Department, Fattouma Bourguiba Teaching Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
  • Asma Achour Radiology Department, Fattouma Bourguiba Teaching Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
  • Asma Migaou Pulmonology Department, Fattouma Bourguiba Teaching Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
  • Saousen Cheikh Mhamed Pulmonology Department, Fattouma Bourguiba Teaching Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
  • Nesrine Fahem Pulmonology Department, Fattouma Bourguiba Teaching Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
  • Naceur Rouatbi Pulmonology Department, Fattouma Bourguiba Teaching Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
  • Samah Joobeur Pulmonology Department, Fattouma Bourguiba Teaching Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia

Abstract

Haemoptysis is a frequently occurring but sometimes life-threatening condition. Congenital cardiovascular abnormalities are rare causes of haemoptysis. We report a case of a 33-year-old man without any past medical history complaining of haemoptysis with no other associated clinical manifestations. A contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography scan revealed aortic coarctation with dilation of the internal mammary, intercostal and bronchial arteries. He underwent stent placement after balloon angioplasty with favourable outcomes.

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Published: 2020-08-12

Issue: Vol 7 No 11 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
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Ben Saad A, Achour A, Migaou A, Cheikh Mhamed S, Fahem N, Rouatbi N, Joobeur S. A Rare Case of Haemoptysis Revealing Aortic Coarctation in an Adult. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001804.