Treatment of Diffuse Pulmonary Hemorrhage with Factor VIIa

Schreiber, Jens; Lautenschlaeger, Frank; Breuer, Stefan; Zagrodnick, Joachim; Kachel, Reiner; Schueck, Reinhard
June 2008
European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery;Jun2008, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p315
Academic Journal
Blunt thoracic trauma resulting in lung contusion with severe diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage and massive hemoptysis is rare and has a poor prognosis. Treatment options are limited. We report a case of the successful use of recombinant activated factor VII (NovoSevenâ„¢) in the treatment of life-threatening diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage secondary to an isolated blunt force thoracic injury without relevant traumatic coagulopathy.


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