Acute airway hemorrhage is a catastrophic event that is immediately life threatening. Survival is related to several factors including volume of blood loss, underlying cardiopulmonary status, rapidity of recognition, and rapidity of control. The primary goals of intervention are to lateralize the source of bleeding and to direct protect the contra-lateral lung from drowning. Subsequent management may include simply antibiotics, embolization, endo-bronchial ablation and/or resection, depending on etiology.
KeywordsEndotracheal Tube Bronchial Artery Alveolar Hemorrhage Flexible Bronchoscopy Double Lumen Tube
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