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Evaluation and Management of Massive Endotracheal Hemorrhage in Pediatric Patients: A Case Report and Review of Literature

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Massive hemoptysis is a frightening and life-threatening event in children. Prompt, aggressive evaluation and management are necessary. The most common cause of hemoptysis in a pediatric patient is infectious, but other various etiologies including tracheotomy related problems, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, congenital anomalies of the cardiopulmonary vasculature and suction trauma must be considered as well. Presented is a report of a case of acute, massive endotracheal hemorrhage with multiple methods of management including balloon tamponade, highly selective embolization, and mainstem occlusion. This case is an addition to our previously reported case series of nine pediatric patients with massive pulmonary hemorrhage. Various diagnostic and management techniques of hemoptyis in pediatric patients are discussed with an extensive review of the literature.

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C. Vaughn, M. Shete, R. Stocks and J. Thompson, "Evaluation and Management of Massive Endotracheal Hemorrhage in Pediatric Patients: A Case Report and Review of Literature," International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 2 No. 6, 2013, pp. 236-239. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2013.26049.

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