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CASE REPORT
Emergency management of massive haemoptysis
  1. Bridget Heijkoop1,
  2. Heather Gillespie2 and
  3. George Kiroff3
  1. 1 Department of Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South, South Australia, Australia
  2. 2 Department of Anaesthesia, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South, South Australia, Australia
  3. 3 Department of Upper GI Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bridget Heijkoop, bridgetcheijkoop{at}gmail.com

Abstract

In this manuscript, we present a rare case of massive haemoptysis secondary to rupture of a pulmonary artery aneurysm, which was unusual for having occurred in the absence of tuberculosis or a vasculitis. We describe the emergency management of this that ultimately resulted in the patient’s survival from both an anaesthetic and surgical perspective, as well as discuss the role of interventional radiology in this situation.

  • interventional radiology
  • pneumonia (respiratory medicine)
  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • anaesthesia
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  • Contributors BH wrote the manuscript. HG and GK were involved in reviewing the manuscript and all authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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