Unusual Cause of Life-Threatening Hemoptysis During Cardiac Operation: Surgical Management Revisited.

TitreUnusual Cause of Life-Threatening Hemoptysis During Cardiac Operation: Surgical Management Revisited.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsFortin J, Vaillancourt R, Vigneault L, Laflamme M, Simon M, Bussières JS
JournalAnn Thorac Surg
Volume104
Issue3
Paginatione251-e252
Date Published2017 Sep
ISSN1552-6259
KeywordsAged, Blood Loss, Surgical, Coronary Artery Bypass, Coronary Artery Disease, Hemoptysis, Hemostasis, Surgical, Humans, Male, Pulmonary Artery, Thoracotomy
Abstract

The surgical management of life-threatening perioperative hemoptysis has been vastly replaced by radiologic embolization. In some situations, surgical therapy can prove useful. This case report describes life-threatening hemoptysis of an unusual cause during coronary artery bypass grafting, managed through an original technique of temporary pulmonary vascular exclusion by thoracotomy.

DOI10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.04.010
Alternate JournalAnn. Thorac. Surg.
PubMed ID28838519