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Bronchial artery embolization for hemoptysis.
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PMID:  22379276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Bronchial artery angiography with embolization has become a mainstay in the treatment of hemoptysis. Major complications are rare and immediate clinical success defined as cessation of hemorrhage ranges in most series from 85% to 100%, although recurrence of hemorrhage ranges from 10% to 33%. Bronchial artery embolization offers a minimally invasive procedure for even the most compromised patient serving as first-line treatment for hemorrhage as well as providing a bridge to more definitive medical or surgical intervention focused upon the etiology of the hemorrhage. The aim of this article is to summarize the etiologies, pathophysiology, and the diagnostic and management strategies of hemoptysis as related to bronchial artery embolization. In addition, the techniques of arteriography and embolization as well as associated procedural outcomes and complications are delineated.
David R Sopko; Tony P Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in interventional radiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1098-8963     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-01     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510974     Medline TA:  Semin Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-62     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
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