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Surgery in Massive Hemoptysis.

John A. Crocco, M.D.; John J. Rooney, M.D.; and Harold A. Lyons, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1185. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1185_1
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Massive hemoptysis, greater than 600 ml in 48 hr, 11 is associated with a high mortality (54%). Sixty-seven patients with this degree of pulmonary hemorrhage were studied. Groups were defined by age, estimated rate of bleeding, and nature and extent of underlying disease. The effect of surgery on the mortality was evaluated. In patients who bled more than 600 ml in 16 hr the mortality rate in the operable patients who underwent surgery was 25% as compared with 78% in the operable patients who did not undergo surgery and 73% in the nonoperable patients. In those who bled less than




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