New procedure: bronchoscopic endobronchial sealing; a new mode of managing hemoptysis

Chest. 2002 Jun;121(6):2066-9. doi: 10.1378/chest.121.6.2066.


Six patients with hemoptysis were treated by endobronchial sealing, with n-butyl cyanoacrylate, of the bleeding segment or subsegment. There was an immediate arrest of bleeding without any recurrence for a mean follow-up period of 127 (+/- 67.17) days. Endobronchial sealing appears to be an effective method of managing hemoptysis.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bronchoscopy*
  • Cyanoacrylates*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemoptysis / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Cyanoacrylates