Management of recurrent haemoptysis in malignancy with combined TISSEEL and intrabronchial valves

James Di Michiel*, Corinna Pan, Alvin Ing, Tajalli Saghaie

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Management of recurrent haemoptysis poses a difficult clinical scenario. TISSEEL (Baxter Healthcare Corporation Deerfield, IL, USA) is a fibrin sealant often used in surgery to aid control of bleeding. However, when endoscopic TISSEEL is used independently, migration, dislodgement, or even expectoration of the fibrin clot is a common complication that may lead to recurrence of haemoptysis. Here we describe two patients with recurrent haemoptysis in the context of malignancy who underwent bronchoscopy, during which they were managed with application of topical TISSEEL to the bleeding area, followed by deployment of an intrabronchial valve, followed by a further application of TISSEEL over the valve. The combination of TISSEEL and intrabronchial valve appeared to control haemoptysis and was resistant to expectoration or migration in these two cases. Thus, this combination may provide a safe and effective therapeutic option for the control of bronchial bleeding secondary to malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00406
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalRespirology Case Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

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  • Bronchoscopy
  • endobronchial valves
  • fibrin sealant
  • haemoptysis
  • malignancy


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