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Silicone Elastomer Plombage for Severe Hemoptysis

John H. Mayer III, MD; John D. Moore, MD; Otto Gago, MD
Arch Surg. 1973;107(1):101-103. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350190083024.
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A 58-year-old man suffered massive, life-threatening hemoptysis secondary to cavitary tuberculosis. Silicone elastomer augmentation mammoplasty prostheses were inserted for cavitary collapse and as an urgent measure to control hemoptysis, with use of the well-known technique of extracostal subperiosteal plombage. Hemoptysis was controlled, and a 12-month follow-up indicates excellent stability of the plombage without recurrence of the hemoptysis and no evidence of infection.

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