Massive hemoptysis due to mild and focal contusion on an emphysematous lung Amfizematöz akciǧer zemininde hafif ve fokal kontüzyona baǧlı oluşan masif hemoptizi

Türüt H.

Turk Toraks Dergisi, vol.12, no.1, pp.44-46, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ttd.2011.10
  • Title of Journal : Turk Toraks Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-46


We hereby present the case of a young man who had only a focal lung contusion following a low-moderate chest trauma due to a common ball-crash while playing football but presented acutely with massive hemoptysis. He had been followed-up and treated with the diagnosis of emphysema since childhood. Our case illustrates that even a low-moderate blunt traumarelated mild lung contusion may lead to massive hemoptysis.