A case of haemoptysis diagnosed using digital video endoscopy and treated with the holmium-YAG laser

Radiology, Respiratory Medicine
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2006.0008
6
25-27
A case of haemoptysis diagnosed using digital video endoscopy and treated with the holmium-YAG laser

We report a case of persistent haemoptysis, initially investigated by chest physicians. An Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) opinion was sought because no source for the bleeding could be found. On video-endoscopic examination of the trachea using a three chip digital camera system, a vascular lesion, possibly an arteriovenous malformation, was seen on the anterior tracheal wall. This was successfully coagulated using the holmium-YAG laser, with resultant cessation of bleeding.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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