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Author: Arschang Valipour MD, Assoc. Professor,
Hospital: Klinik Floridsdorf, Vienna, Austria
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Director,

Author: Irene Sperk, MD
Hospital Klinik Floridsdorf, Vienna, Austria
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Procedure Information


Scope:BF-1TH1100

Location: Transition area between the left main bronchus and the left upper lobe

Patient information: Female, 61 years old

Medical history: CT scan revealed atelectasis of the left upper lobe, caused by a central tumor mass coiling around the left pulmonary artery.

1. Superficial bleeding after forceps biopsy

Superficial bleeding after forceps biopsy of a mucosal tumor mass in the transition area between the left main bronchus and the left upper lobe. The area of damaged mucosal tumor mass after forceps biopsy is better visible in this mode, whereas the origin of active bleeding cannot be exactly detected.

2. Superficial bleeding after forceps biopsy.

RDI mode facilitates detecting the source of active bleeding after forcepy biopsy of a mucosal tumor mass.

Case video

Overall Comment

WLI mode provides a good visibility of the area of damaged mucosal tumor mass after forceps biopsy, whereas the source of active bleeding cannot be exactly detected. 

RDI mode facilitates detecting the source of active bleeding after forcepy biopsy of a mucosal tumor mass leading to a faster interventional response to bleeding complications by the health care professional.

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