Intraoperative management of severe endobronchial hemorrhage.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Endobronchial hemorrhage due to pulmonary artery perforation by a Swan-Ganz catheter developed during coronary artery bypass grafting while weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass. After reinstitution of cardio-pulmonary bypass with pulmonary artery venting, bleeding was localized to the right lower lobe bronchus using fiberoptic bronchoscopy. A Fogarty embolectomy catheter was inflated in the bronchus to tamponade successfully only the right lower lobe. This case illustrates a method of distal bronchial blockade for maximal retention of pulmonary function and avoidance of pulmonary resection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Purut, CM; Scott, SM; Parham, JV; Smith, PK

Published Date

  • February 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 304 - 306

PubMed ID

  • 1989551

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4975

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0003-4975(91)90808-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands