Emergency lobectomy for massive hemoptysis in cystic fibrosis

D. K. Porter, M. J. Van Every, John Mack

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Abstract

Massive hemoptysis occurs in 50% to 70% of patients with cystic fibrosis and carries an immediate mortality of up to 32%. Cystic fibrosis is regarded by many as a disease in which thoracic operations are ill-advised. A 21-year-old women with mild cystic fibrosis presented with unrelenting massive hemoptysis, was not helped by medical management, and underwent a successful left upper lobectomy. We suggest that thoracotomy does have a role in the management of massive hemoptysis in selected patients with cystic fibrosis. On the basis of our case and all other cases reported in the English literature, we suggest criteria for determining which patients are suitable candidates for emergency thoracotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-411
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume86
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Hemoptysis
Cystic Fibrosis
Emergencies
Thoracotomy
Literature
Thorax
Mortality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Emergency lobectomy for massive hemoptysis in cystic fibrosis. / Porter, D. K.; Van Every, M. J.; Mack, John.

In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 86, No. 3, 01.01.1983, p. 409-411.

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