Endobronchial thrombolysis with streptokinase for airway obstruction due to blood clots

Z. Vajo, J. M. Parish

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Abstract

To our knowledge, only four reports have previously described endobronchial thrombolysis with strepto-kinase for airway obstruction due to blood clots; the highest dose used was 80,000 U. Herein we describe a 21- year-old woman with pulmonary embolism who experienced life-threatening airway obstruction due to a large blood clot in the distal trachea. Streptokinase (120,000 U), injected through a fiberoptic bronchoscope, partially dissolved the clot. The rest of the clot was removed easily with forceps and suctioning. No complications occurred.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-596
Number of pages2
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume71
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Streptokinase
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Endobronchial thrombolysis with streptokinase for airway obstruction due to blood clots. / Vajo, Z.; Parish, J. M.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 71, No. 6, 1996, p. 595-596.

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