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Conservative management of bronchopulmonary artery perforation without associated haemothorax occurring at thoracentesis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20529518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Puncture or laceration of the pulmonary, intercostal, or peripheral vessels is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening, complication of thoracentesis, which has been reported to result in severe haemothorax in 75% of patients. Damage to these vessels typically requires surgical intervention or intra-arterial embolisation. We report the successful non-surgical management of an unusual case of pulmonary artery perforation without concomitant haemothorax in an 82-year-old man who underwent thoracentesis.
Yao-Tsung Chuang; Teng-Fu Tsao; Chun-Hung Su; Ming-Cheng Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1478-7083     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-14     Completed Date:  2010-08-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506860     Medline TA:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W69-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Department of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Hemothorax / etiology
Paracentesis / adverse effects*
Pulmonary Artery / injuries*,  radiography
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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