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Minerva Pneumologica 2006 June;45(2):129-35

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Hemoptysis and the embolization of the bronchial artery: clinical series

Guarino C. 1, Cavallo E. 1, Del Giudice R. 1, De Luca R. 1, Pontillo A. 1, Maglione F. 2, Martufi S. 3, Marzo C. 1

1 Prima Clinica Pneumologica SUN A. O. Monaldi, Napoli
2 Unità di Radiologia Interventistica A. O. Cardarelli, Napoli
3 Unità di Terapia SubIntensiva Respiratoria A. O. Monaldi, Napoli


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Personal experience in 4 clinical cases of severe hemoptysis or chronic persistent hemoptysis is reported. These cases have been treated by bronchial artery embolization with cyanoacrylate. All patients have been submitted to chest X-ray and TC, videobronchoscopy, selective angiography and embolization.

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