Vascular intervention in the thorax: bronchial artery embolization for haemoptysis

@article{Marshall1997VascularII,
  title={Vascular intervention in the thorax: bronchial artery embolization for haemoptysis},
  author={Thomas J Marshall and James Ellis Jackson},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={7},
  pages={1221-1227}
}
Massive haemoptysis is defined as the expectoration of more than 600 mls of blood in 48 h. Many patients are not surgical candidates because of the presence of severe bilateral pulmonary disease and these individuals are best managed by bronchial artery embolization. Occlusion of both the bronchial arteries and hypertrophied non-bronchial systemic arteries is essential if bleeding is to be controlled. A pulmonary arterial source of haemorrhage is uncommon but should always be considered in a… CONTINUE READING