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Conservative management of a large oesophageal haematoma as a complication of systemic thrombolysis.
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PMID:  16352229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
An acute coronary syndrome patient was treated with tissue plasminogen activator to produce thrombolysis. Six hours post-lysis, haematemesis occurred. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a large haematoma around the lower oesophagus and endoscopy showed a tear in the lower end of the oesophagus. This case represents an unusual complication of anticoagulation and thrombolysis associated with the management of acute coronary syndrome. Conservative management was successful.
Ali M Alizzi; Rajiv Sharma; Santiago A Endara; Kiam-Khiang Lim; Benjamin P Bidstrup
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1443-9506     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-14     Completed Date:  2006-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  423-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Royal Hobart Hospital, GPO Box 1061L, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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