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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 195-197

Management Of Haemoptysis By Bronchoscopic Infusion Of Batroxobin

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N. Y Abhyankar

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Twenty-six patients (mean age - 38.82 years, age range – 14-68 years; male: female-1.6: 1) having uncontrolled haemoptysis due to varied etiology (unknown-9, bronchiectasis-5, tuberculosis-5, bronchogenic carcinoma-4, others-3) were treated with infusion of diluted Batroxobin (2-4 ml.) through fiber optic bronchoscope (FOB). It achieved effective haemostasis in 24 out of 26 patients (nine patients with > 200 ml. bleed). It was very effective in achieving haemostasis in all the 26 patients with past punch biopsy bleed (two patients with > 200 ml. bleed). No untoward side effects could be attributed to Batroxobin infusion. It is recommended in patients with uncontrolled haemoptysis (with no underlying bleeding disorder) to tide over the crisis.

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