Archive for the ‘Lung Abscess’ Category

On the fourth hospital day, hemoptysis occurred after repositioning the endotracheal tube. Bronchoscopy showed moderate tracheitis and blood in both mainstem bronchi. A large blood clot was removed from the right side. A bleeding site could not be identified. Culture of the bronchial washings grew normal flora. An AFB smear was negative and cytologic findings […]

Massive hemoptysis is a well known complication of lung abscess. Pathologic studies suggest that this is usually due to erosion of the infection into a pulmonary artery. We wish to present an unusual case of massive hemoptysis complicating lung abscess in which the infection eroded into the thoracic aorta. We have been unable to find […]