Article Text

Download PDFPDF

A therapeutic conundrum: recurrent cystic-fibrosis-related haemoptysis complicated by acute pulmonary embolism
  1. William G Flight1,2,
  2. Rowland J Bright-Thomas1,2,
  3. Stephen Butterfield3,
  4. Andrew M Jones1,2,
  5. A Kevin Webb1,2
  1. 1Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, Manchester, UK
  2. 2Respiratory Research Group, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  3. 3Department of Radiology, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr William G Flight, Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Southmoor Road, Manchester M23 9LT, UK; william.flight{at}


The authors present the case of an older patient with cystic fibrosis (CF) and recurrent haemoptysis complicated by acute pulmonary embolism. The patient was treated successfully with a combination of anticoagulation and bronchial artery embolisation. The management of CF-related haemoptysis, the impact of an ageing CF population and the incidence of thromboembolic disease in CF are discussed.

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • massive haemoptysis
  • pulmonary embolism
View Full Text

Statistics from


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.