Control of hemorrhage in emergency pulmonary resection for massive hemoptysis

Chest. 1975 Jul;68(1):120-1. doi: 10.1378/chest.68.1.120.


Emergency pulmonary resection for hemoptysis during an episode of massive intrabronchial bleeding requires protection of the contraleteral lung from aspiration of blood. We describe a method of selective unilateral ventilation applied to 15 patients, without mortality attributable to this factor.

MeSH terms

  • Bronchi / surgery
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Hemoptysis / surgery*
  • Hemorrhage / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Inhalation
  • Lung Diseases / surgery*
  • Pneumonectomy*