At this time the patient was noted to have a small amount of hemoptysis, which subsequently progressed to massive hemoptysis
5) This condition creates therapeutic dilemma because of the risk of massive hemoptysis
of pulmonary origin: Diagnosis and treatment.
The indications for treatment of this anomalous artery include the myocardial ischemia (coronary steal phenomenon), left ventricular dysfunction, massive hemoptysis
4%, (6,7) and these events occur more commonly in segmental pulmonary arteries to the right lower lobe and right middle lobe, carrying up to 50% mortality secondary to aspiration and asphyxia due to uncontrolled massive hemoptysis
Surgical excision is the treatment of choice in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients due to the risk of complications such as recurrent infections, congestive heart failure, and massive hemoptysis
However, we believe the hemorrhage is a true finding, given the patient's initial presentation of massive hemoptysis
We hereby present the case of a young man who had only a focal lung contusion following a low-moderate chest trauma due to a common ball-crash while playing football but presented acutely with massive hemoptysis
or mean Characteristics * responses [+ or -] SD Onset of massive hemoptysis
During hospital admission 47 7 (15) After hospitalization and before 47 21 (45) endotracheal intubation During or after endotracheal 19 (40) intubation Chest radiographic examination Bilateral alveolar infiltrates 24 21 (88) Bilateral interstitial infiltrates 24 3 (12) Pa[O.
The imperative to perform a rapid C-section on a mother in cardiac arrest evolved after a pivotal 1982 case in which a 27-year-old primigravida of 37 weeks' gestation failed to respond to advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts following massive hemoptysis
14) Intermittent hemoptysis is usually followed by massive hemoptysis
, which is characterized by the expectoration of 300 to 400 ml of blood during a 24-hour period; massive hemoptysis
occurs in nearly 50% of patients.
While hemoptysis can be chronic and self-limited, cases of massive hemoptysis
have been reported in the literature (5, 9, 10).