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A 48-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of an abnormal lung shadow detected on health check-up. He had no history of lung disease. Chest X-ray showed a nodule overlapping the pulmonary artery at the right hilar area; there was no other abnormality (figure 1A). Contrast-enhanced CT of the chest showed hyperplasia of a right racemose haemangioma of a bronchial artery (RHBA), with an area of low density that was suspected as thrombus or malignant tumour (figures 1B, C). Bronchial arteriography showed a pattern that was similar to the beans of a pagoda tree (an herbal medicine) and revealed a blood flow that was disproportionally slow to the artery branch and was meandering in the right RHBA. In addition, there was a relatively small …
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