Bronchoscopy in patients with haemoptysis and normal computed tomography of the chest is unlikely to result in significant findings.

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INTRODUCTION The standard evaluation of haemoptysis in a department of respiratory medicine would currently consist of chest radiography, contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and fibre-optic bronchoscopy (FOB), regardless of the result of the CT. Our aim was to evaluate whether patients presenting with haemoptysis but no positive finding on a contrast… (More)

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