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Cyanosis following right pneumonectomy: importance of patent foramen ovale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7056114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with chronic lung disease became cyanotic following right pneumonectomy for cancer. He was found to have right-to-left shunting through a patent foramen ovale in the absence of pulmonary hypertension, and he improved remarkable after surgical therapy. This case vividly illustrates the subtlety with which acquired right-to-left shunting may appear in the setting of chronic hypoxemia. The frequency of patent foramen ovale in the general population (20 percent) and the ease and efficacy of treatment for this lesion underscore the need for general awareness of this potential problem in the chronically or critically ill.
P W Dlabal; B S Stutts; D W Jenkins; L E Harkleroad; W T Stanford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-22     Completed Date:  1982-04-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / etiology
Cyanosis / etiology*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Pneumonectomy / adverse effects*

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