Hemoptysis due to a large endobronchial mass successful regression after the use of high flow nasal cannula

  • Paola Pierucci | paola.pierucci@policlinico.ba.it Department of Cardio Thoracic Medicine, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Unit, “Aldo Moro” University of Bari, Policlinico Hospital, Bari, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0201-0486
  • Nicolino Ambrosino Department of Respiratory Medicine, ICS Maugeri IRCCS, Institute of Montescano (PV), Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5331-1393
  • Annalisa Carlucci Department of Medicine and Surgery, Insubria University, Varese, Italy.
  • Salvatore Grasso Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Anaesthesiology and Critical care Unit, “Aldo Moro” University of Bari, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0287-0232
  • Giovanna Elisiana Carpagnano Department of Cardio Thoracic Medicine, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Unit, “Aldo Moro” University of Bari, Policlinico Hospital, Bari, Italy.
  • Onofrio Resta Department of Cardio Thoracic Medicine, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Unit, “Aldo Moro” University of Bari, Policlinico Hospital, Bari, Italy.

Abstract

In recent years, high flow nasal cannula is being increasingly used. Most studies showed positive results when used in hypoxaemic respiratory failure. Its use in a patient with a large endobronchial mass has not yet being described. We report a patient who presented with hemoptysis and hypoxaemic respiratory failure second to a large mass obstructing the right main bronchus. High flow oxygen via nasal cannula was initiated with a quick improvement of the hemoptysis and the oxygen saturation. Thus, allowing the patient to be rapidly stabilized.

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Published
2020-07-15
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
High flow nasal cannula, hemoptysis, hypoxic respiratory failure, HFNC, bronchial mass
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Pierucci, P., Ambrosino, N., Carlucci, A., Grasso, S., Carpagnano , G. E., & Resta, O. (2020). Hemoptysis due to a large endobronchial mass successful regression after the use of high flow nasal cannula. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1321