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ECR 2018 / C-1284
Computed Tomography value determining diagnosis of patients with the first episode of hemoptysis
Congress: ECR 2018
Poster No.: C-1284
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Blood, Aneurysms, Acute, Diagnostic procedure, Contrast agent-intravenous, Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis, CT, CT-High Resolution, Emergency, Thorax, Lung
Authors: K. Banioniene, J. ZAVECKIENE; Kaunas/LT
DOI:10.1594/ecr2018/C-1284

Background

Hemoptysis is the exteriorization of red aerated blood from the mouth following a cough originating from below the glottis. It is usually a self-limiting event but in fewer than 5% of cases it may be massive (> 300 ml/24 h), representing a life-threatening condition [1].

Massive hemoptysis is one of the most dreaded conditions among all respiratory emergencies [1, 4]. The identification of the site causing active bleeding is essential for the successful treatment of patients with hemoptysis. The mortality rate increases significantly to about 40%, when surgery is undertaken as an emergency procedure [3, 4].  

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