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Transverse myelitis: a reversible complication of bronchial artery embolisation in cystic fibrosis.
  1. K L Fraser,
  2. H Grosman,
  3. R H Hyland,
  4. D E Tullis
  1. Division of Respiratory Medicine, Wellesley Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The case history is presented of a young woman with cystic fibrosis and life threatening haemoptysis. Angiography revealed enlarged bronchial vessels, one of which supplied the contralateral lung. Transverse myelitis developed following bronchial artery embolisation but recovery was rapid and nearly complete. Haemoptysis did not recur during four years of follow up.

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