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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 174-177

Massive Hemoptysis in Post-Tubercular Sequelae: A Multidisciplinary Critical Care Team in Action

1 Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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MBBS, MD, DM Pranav Ish
Assistant Professor, Department of Pulmonary, Critical care and Sleep Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 110029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mamcjms.mamcjms_35_21

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Massive hemoptysis can lead to respiratory failure and life-threatening hypoxia in patients with underlying post-tubercular fibrocavitary disease. In the absence of urgent surgical interventions in a resource-poor country, interventional bronchoscopy and bronchial artery embolization (BAE) can be lifesaving in critical care management of such patients. We present a young male who required mechanical ventilation, emergency bronchoscopic intervention, and BAE, and showed recovery.

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