Repeat fiberoptic bronchoscopy in patients with recurrent, unexplained hemoptysis.

  • Hai-hong Gong
  • Published 1983 in
    Respiration; international review of thoracic…


Repeat fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FB) is indicated in patients with recurrent, unexplained hemoptysis to localize and/or diagnose the source of bleeding. The results of 34 bronchoscopies in 14 patients over a 6-year period were examined. 10 patients had 2 FBs each and 1 patient had 5 procedures at varying intervals. Only early FB detected active bleeding (12… (More)


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