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Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2011 Aug;15(8):1093-8. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.10.0659.

Bronchial artery embolisation for the management of haemoptysis in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.

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Department of Radiology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate immediate and long-term outcomes of bronchial artery embolisation (BAE) for the treatment of haemoptysis in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), and to clarify factors that influence recurrence.

DESIGN:

Of 398 patients with haemoptysis who underwent BAE between January 2004 and June 2009, 169 were retrospectively reviewed. All of the patients had either a history of pulmonary TB or a current diagnosis of TB. Follow-up ranged from 1 day to 66 months.

RESULTS:

Haemoptysis was stopped or markedly decreased, with subsequent clinical improvement, in 163 patients (96.4%); in 50 patients symptoms recurred during the follow-up period. Disease activity, aortography and mycetoma showed a statistically significant correlation with recurrence rate. Cumulative non-recurrence rates were 76.1% for 12 months and 51.4% for 40 months. The median non-recurrence time was 41.2 months. Disease activity and mycetoma showed a statistically significant correlation with early recurrence. Only one major complication was observed.

CONCLUSIONS:

BAE is a safe and effective treatment option for the control of haemoptysis in TB patients. Disease activity and mycetoma both correlate with higher recurrence rate and early time of recurrence.

PMID:
21740674
DOI:
10.5588/ijtld.10.0659
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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