Massive Hemoptysis

  • Henry TannousEmail author
  • Joanna Chikwe
  • Maroun B. Yammine


Airway bleeding is less common than upper GI bleed. However, when it occurs, management should focus on maintaining gas exchange, resuscitation, and bleeding control. Following airway establishment, bronchoscopy will help in diagnosing, locating, and most frequently controlling the bleed. If unsuccessful, endovascular embolization or lung resection should be considered.


Massive hemoptysis Bronchoscopy for bleeding Intervention bronchoscopy Endovascular embolization of airway bleed 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Tannous
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Joanna Chikwe
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maroun B. Yammine
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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