Blood, Aneurysms, Acute, Diagnostic procedure, Contrast agent-intravenous, Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis, CT, CT-High Resolution, Emergency, Thorax, Lung
K. Banioniene, J. ZAVECKIENE; Kaunas/LT
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 .
Massive hemoptysis is one of the most dreaded conditions among all respiratory emergencies [1,
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,