Massive hemoptysis due to primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung in a 12-year-old

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dc.contributor.author Du Toit-Prinsloo, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Bunn, B.K. (Belinda Kathleen)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-04T11:24:36Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09
dc.description.abstract A 12-year-old African male patient presented with a history of progressive weight loss of several months duration and a complaint of persistent hemoptysis. Radiological examination (chest X-ray and computerized tomographic scan) confirmed the presence of a mass in the lower lobe of the right lung. Following hospitalization, the hemoptysis intensified and the patient was anesthetized for endobronchial examination and biopsy in order to establish the nature and extent of the pulmonary mass. Shortly after intubation, severe rapid intraparenchymal hemorrhage of the right lung occurred which led to sudden cardiac arrest. The patient was successfully resuscitated and was then admitted to the intensive care unit whilst still intubated. The endobronchosopic examination and biopsy procedure were abandoned and the right lung mass remained undiagnosed. A brain CT-scan performed shortly thereafter confirmed that hypoxic damage was present. The patient showed no improvement and finally succumbed one month later. en_ZA
dc.description.department Forensic Medicine en_ZA
dc.description.department Oral Pathology and Oral Biology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-09-30
dc.description.librarian hb2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://link.springer.com/journal/12024 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Du Toit-Prinsloo, L & Bunn, BK 2016, 'Massive hemoptysis due to primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung in a 12-year-old', Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 380-383 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1547-769X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1556-2891 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s12024-016-9782-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60240
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Springer en_ZA
dc.rights © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016. The original publication is available at : http://link.springer.comjournal/12024. en_ZA
dc.subject African male patient en_ZA
dc.subject Progressive weight loss en_ZA
dc.subject Hemoptysis en_ZA
dc.title Massive hemoptysis due to primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung in a 12-year-old en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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