Emergency airway clot removal in acute hemorrhagic respiratory failure

Roblee P Allen, A. D. Siefkin

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Abstract

Three cases of respiratory failure and severe hypoxemia caused by blood clot obscuring the central airway are described. A technique to clear the airway using a no. 6 Fogarty balloon-tip embolectomy catheter inserted through a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope was used in all three cases. Marked improvement and stabilization occurred while definitive therapy was undertaken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)985-986
Number of pages2
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Volume15
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1987

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Balloon Embolectomy
Bronchoscopes
Respiratory Insufficiency
Emergencies
Thrombosis
Catheters
Therapeutics
Hypoxia

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Emergency airway clot removal in acute hemorrhagic respiratory failure. / Allen, Roblee P; Siefkin, A. D.

In: Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 10, 1987, p. 985-986.

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