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Iatrogenic perforation of a pulmonary angiomatoid lesion: histopathological study and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22399031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Percutaneous tube thoracostomy (PTT) remains the most widely performed procedure to manage blunt or penetrating chest traumas. This life-saving manoeuvre can be frequently associated with complications. We present the case of a 76-year-old man, admitted to a peripheral hospital after a car accident and treated by PTT, who died shortly after the withdrawal of the chest tube. At autopsy, the victim was found to be affected by an extensive haemothorax resulting from the perforation of a subpleural angiomatoid lesion. The histopathological characteristics and the pathogenesis of the iatrogenic injury involving the vascular abnormality, along with its causal role in determining the fatal haemothorax, are critically discussed under both clinical and forensic points of view.
Giovanni Cecchetto; Guido Viel; Rafael Boscolo-Berto; Paolo Fais; Rossella Snenghi; Andrea Zuin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Section of Legal Medicine and Forensic Pathology, University of Padova, Via Falloppio 50, Padova 35100.
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