Impact of multidetector CT-angiography on the emergency management of severe hemoptysis.

@article{ChalumeauLemoine2013ImpactOM,
  title={Impact of multidetector CT-angiography on the emergency management of severe hemoptysis.},
  author={Ludivine Chalumeau-Lemoine and Antoine Khalil and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Prigent and Marie-France Carette and Muriel Fartoukh and Antoine Parrot},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 11},
  pages={
          e742-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Multidetector CT-angiography (MDCTA) is commonly used in patients with severe haemoptysis requiring admission to intensive care unit. However, the impact of MDCTA on the management of severe haemoptysis in emergency setting is poorly evaluated. METHODS We prospectively compared data provided by clinical bedside evaluation (clinical examination, chest-X-ray and fiberoptic bronchoscopy) to MDCTA data in terms of lateralization, location of the bleeding site, etiology as well as… CONTINUE READING
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