Treatment of hemoptysis by embolization of bronchial arteries

Radiology. 1977 Jan;122(1):33-7. doi: 10.1148/122.1.33.


One hundred and four patients presenting with either massive or repeated hemoptysis were treated by embolization of the bronchial arteries with a resorbable material (Spongel). The procedure was performed via selective catheterization of the abnormal arteries. Forty-nine patients were treated during and 55 after hemoptysis. Of the 49 patients treated during hemoptysis, immediate arrest of bleeding was affected in 41 but 6 of these patients suffered relapse two to seven months after the procedure. There was no recurrence of bleeding in the remaining 35 patients.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bronchial Arteries*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Hemoptysis / therapy*
  • Hemostasis
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged