Perioperative management of massive hemoptysis during flexible bronchoscopy: Case report

  • Juan Camilo Segura-Salguero a. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Study Group, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia. b. Physician, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
  • Lorena Díaz-Bohada Anesthesiologist, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
  • Juan Ricardo Lutz-Peña Internist-Pulmonologist, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
  • Adriana Maria Posada Posada Obstructive Sleep Apnea Study Group, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
  • Vivian Ronderos Obstructive Sleep Apnea Study Group, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Keywords: Hemoptysis, Bronchoscopy, Perioperative period, Anesthesia, Radiology interventional

Abstract

Flexible bronchoscopy is a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure with a low incidence of complications (0.08-6.8%). Bleeding after transbronchial biopsy is a rare complication (0-2.8% of the cases), usually resulting in minor bleeding that resolves with local measures. There is no clear definition of massive hemoptysis and due to the low incidence of this condition, there are no practical guidelines for the treatment of this complication that may be catastrophic. This case discusses the occurrence of massive hemoptysis during a transbronchial biopsy under flexible bronchoscopy, including a literature review on perioperative management.

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Segura-Salguero JC, Díaz-Bohada L, Lutz-Peña JR, Posada AMP, Ronderos V. Perioperative management of massive hemoptysis during flexible bronchoscopy: Case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017Jul.1 [cited 2022May20];45(3):256–261. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/667

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Segura-Salguero JC, Díaz-Bohada L, Lutz-Peña JR, Posada AMP, Ronderos V. Perioperative management of massive hemoptysis during flexible bronchoscopy: Case report. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017Jul.1 [cited 2022May20];45(3):256–261. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/667
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