Anomalous systemic arterial supply to the basal segment of the lung presenting with haemoptysis in the third trimester of pregnancy

Kate Hawke*, Kaustuv Joshi, Hervey Lau, Arani Halder, Petrina Duncan, Penny Wolski

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Abstract

Anomalous systemic arterial supply to the basal segment of the lung (ABLL) is a rare cause of haemoptysis. ABLL may be complicated by massive haemoptysis, heart failure due to left-to-right shunt and infection. We describe a case of this condition presenting in the third trimester of pregnancy. Computed tomography chest angiogram confirmed the diagnosis. A multidisciplinary approach was necessary to determine treatment, which ultimately consisted of elective caesarean section at 36 weeks and 4 days' gestation, followed by transarterial embolisation 9 days postpartum.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalObstetric Medicine
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Sep 2022

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