Hemoptysis: diagnosis and management.

  title={Hemoptysis: diagnosis and management.},
  author={Roberta Lenner and Gregory J. Schilero and M. J. Lesser},
  journal={Comprehensive therapy},
  volume={28 1},
Hemoptysis is a frightening and potentially life-threatening symptom. However, most cases can be approached effectively with conservative management. Bronchial artery embolization should be attempted when bleeding is refractory to medical therapy, and surgery may be needed in severe hemorrhage.