Robotic-assisted ligation of bronchial artery might be a substitute for embolization.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Mar 01;53(Three):686-688
Authors: Pochulu B, Sarsam O, Peillon C, Baste JM
A 37-year-old affected person introduced with a self-limiting episode of reasonable haemoptysis. Distinction-enhanced chest computed tomography confirmed a tortuous and dilated proper bronchial artery arising from the descending aorta on the stage of T6. Therapeutic angiography was tried, however within the presence of spinal artery arising from the bronchial artery in query, selective embolization was contraindicated attributable to threat of spinal wire ischaemia. After a multidisciplinary assembly, it was determined to try surgical procedure to ligate this pathological artery. We carried out minimally invasive robot-assisted ligation of this pathological artery. The postoperative course was uneventful with good scientific and radiological end result at Three-month follow-up. A minimally invasive strategy supplies an actual different to embolization and might be a therapeutic possibility.
PMID: 29471439 [PubMed – in process]