Radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary neoplasm complicated by pulmonary hemorrhage

P. Dillon, Kent T. Sato

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Pulmonary hemorrhage is a potentially serious complication of radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary neoplasms that may occur with or without hemoptysis. Several factors influence the development of parenchymal hemorrhage, including tumor size, tumor location, and procedural technique. As radiofrequency ablation has become more common, the prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment of hemorrhage is vital. The authors report a case of radiofrequency ablation of a solitary pulmonary metastasis complicated by pulmonary hemorrhage and hemoptysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 24 2011


  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • hemorrhage
  • lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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