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Acute tension pneumothorax following cardiac herniation after pneumonectomy.
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PMID:  20589086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A tension pneumothorax is one of the main causes of cardiac arrest in the initial postoperative period after thoracic surgery. Tension pneumothorax and cardiac herniation must be taken into account in hemodynamically unstable patients after pneumonectomy. We report an unusual case of successful treatment of acute tension pneumothorax following cardiac herniation and intrathoracic bleeding after pneumonectomy.
Authors:
Daniel Steinmann; Eva Rohr; Andreas Kirschbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1687-9635     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-30     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213818     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Hugstetter Strasse 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany.
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