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Is it necessary to monitor any degree of hemoptysis in childhood?

Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatal Care
Laura Barreiro Carballo,1 Pilar Fernandez Eire,2 Jorge Juan Mañas Uxó,3 Eva García Fontan,4 Ana Concheiro Guisan1


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung is a very rare tumor in childhood. We present the clinical case of an 11-year-old boy who came to the emergency room due to very mild hemoptysis that lasted a few hours, without other symptoms or signs associated. The rapid onset of hypovolemic shock forced us to perform an urgent thoracotomy. A large tumor with uncontrollable bleeding was found and a right pneumonectomy was performed.


inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, lung, children, hemothorax