2016 Volume 55 Issue 2 Pages 173-177
This paper describes endobronchial embolization using silicone spigots (EESS), which is a potential treatment option for hemoptysis. A 63-year-old man with massive hemoptysis was treated with EESS to the left B3, and bronchial artery embolization (BAE) was subsequently performed. However, the patient's hemosputum persisted and we performed another bronchoscopy. Bleeding was found from the left B1+2. This was also treated with EESS. Subsequently, the patient achieved complete hemostasis with no complications for four months. EESS can prevent suffocation and can be a definitive treatment for achieving hemostasis in patients with recurrent hemoptysis after BAE.