We report the first case of massive hemorrhage after argon plasma coagulation of an endobronchial tumor that obstructed the right main bronchus. This is the first report of bleeding complication with argon plasma coagulation while attempting to remove the tumor. The patient was successfully resuscitated and discharged without sequelae.
*Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
†Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore
Reprints: Pyng Lee, MD, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Received for publication May 25, 2010; accepted June 23, 2010
The authors have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.