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Application of positive end-expiratory pressure in a case with large laceration on the superior vena cava.
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PMID:  20127120     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Iatrogenic injury is a difficult situation for a surgeon. Being successful in saving a patient at risk is the major concern in this situation. Once an iatrogenic injury to the superior vena cava (SVC) is found, increasing the intrathoracic pressure is theoretically able to overcome the venous pressure and to alleviate or even stop bleeding from injury. A 76-year-old female patient, who had suffered from end-stage diabetic nephropathy, developed tension hemothorax during insertion of the cuffed hemodialysis catheter. The successful course of resuscitation without emergent operation or endovascular repair is presented here.
Chia Sheng Chao; Chia Ting Chao; Hsien Kuo Chin; Yee Phoung Chang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of anesthesia     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1438-8359     ISO Abbreviation:  J Anesth     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8905667     Medline TA:  J Anesth     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital, No 2, Chung-Cheng 1st Rd, Kaohsiung, 802, Taiwan, ROC.
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