Mediastinal teratoma presenting as massive hemoptysis in an adult

Seval Gunes, Joseph Varon, Garrett Walsh

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Massive hemoptysis is a rare but potentially life-threatening presentation in the emergency department (ED). We describe a case of massive hemoptysis caused by a mediastinal teratoma in an otherwise healthy young man. The teratoma had invaded into a bronchus and was resected successfully. The literature regarding massive hemoptysis due to mediastinal teratoma is reviewed. A differential diagnosis for massive hemoptysis is presented. The initial management of these patients in the ED and the diagnostic options are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1997


  • Airway management
  • Hemoptysis
  • Neoplasms
  • Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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