Case reports

An unusual cause of haemoptysis in childhood: A case report and literature review

S Chaya, R De Decker, M Zampoli, A Vanker

Abstract


Haemoptysis is uncommon in children and the diagnosis is challenging. We describe a 14-year-old child who presented with haemoptysis secondary to a suspected congenital broncho-oesophageal fistula. This is a rare condition and the symptoms are insidious, occasionally beginning in childhood but may present only in adulthood. The case report describes the presentation, diagnosis and management of broncho-oesophageal fistulas, with a review of the current literature.


Authors' affiliations

S Chaya, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Division of Paediatric Pulmonology, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

R De Decker, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Division of Paediatric Cardiology, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

M Zampoli, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Division of Paediatric Pulmonology, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

A Vanker, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Division of Paediatric Pulmonology, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Full Text:

PDF (478KB)

Cite this article

African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2018;24(3):104-106. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2018.v24i3.191

Article History

Date submitted: 2018-09-07
Date published: 2018-09-07

Article Views

Abstract views: 163
Full text views: 118

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.



African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine| Online ISSN: 2617-0205

This journal is protected by a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 4.0) | Read our privacy policy.

Our Journals: South African Medical Journal | African Journal of Health Professions Education | South African Journal of Bioethics and Law | South African Journal of Child Health | Southern African Journal of Critical Care | South African Respiratory Journal South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology |