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Potentially life-threatening emergency
Bronchovascular fistula
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Potentially life-threatening emergency

Bronchovascular fistula

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Contributors: Benjamin L. Mazer MD, MBA
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Synopsis

A bronchovascular fistula is a complication of lung transplantation, occurring in the weeks to months after transplant. It can result in often fatal hemoptysis. Bronchovascular fistulae may also occur as complications of bronchoscopic interventions, radiation therapy for lung cancer, or other lung surgeries.

Dieulafoy's disease of the lung, a rare condition sometimes seen in smokers, may also cause hemoptysis and bronchovascular fistulae in patients without a history of lung interventions.

Bronchovascular fistulae are the result of improper healing of the lung tissue, causing abnormal connections between the bronchi and arteries or veins. Bleeding bronchovascular fistulae require immediate surgical evaluation.

Codes

ICD10CM:
T86.818 – Other complications of lung transplant

SNOMEDCT:
428794004 – Fistula

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Last Updated: 05/18/2016
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Potentially life-threatening emergency
Bronchovascular fistula
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Bronchovascular fistula : Dyspnea, Hemoptysis
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