Treatment of Diffuse Pulmonary Hemorrhage with Factor VIIa

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Abstract

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 (NovoSeven™) 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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