Complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis

This is a cases of a young woman with hemoptysis and spontaneous pneumothorax requiring a chest tube. What is the causes of such severe disease in a 34 year old?



Answer:  This unfortunate woman suffered from both advanced rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.

The 24F surgical chest tube was malpositioned in the posterior chest wall and was ineffective.  A new 14F pigtail catheter was placed anteriorly at the 2nd intercostal space with CT guidance and the lung was successfully reinflated.

#interventionalradiology #chesttube #rheumatoid #pulomaryfibrosis #scleroderma

[acf field = "display_clinical_history"] [acf field = "display_cluster_1"] [acf field = "display_cluster_2"] [acf field = "display_cluster_3"] [acf field = "display_case_discussion"] [acf field = "display_case_credits"] [acf field = "display_references"]
0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply