Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 49(1); 2000 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2000;49(1):99-104.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2000.49.1.99    Published online July 1, 2000.
A Case of pulmonary cavernous hemangiomatosis presented with right shoulder pain.
Eun Young Lee, Sang Bum Hong, Tae Sun Shim, Chae Man Lim, Youn Suck Koh, Woo Sung Kim, Dong Soon Kim, Won Dong Kim, Dong Kwan Kim, In Chul Lee
Abstract
Pulmonary hemangiomatosis is a rare disease of unknown etiology characterized by diffuse proliferating microvessels that infiltrate not only the lung but also all of the thoracic tissues. The disease is rapidly progressive and usually results in death due to complications of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary hemorrhage. There are two histologic patterns of pulmonary hemangiomatosis : capillary and cavernous. We describe a 21-year-old man with cavernous-type pulmonary hemangiomatosis presented with right side shoulder pain. He was treated with percutaneous transarterial embolization and then followed with interferon alfa-2a for one year with favorable clinical and radiological response.
Key Words: Pulmonary hemangiomatosis, Interferon alfa-2a


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