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Intractable pneumothorax with empyema in a patient with interstitial pneumonia.
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PMID:  23054619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Secondary pneumothorax occurring in interstitial lung disease cases is a refractory and life-threatening condition, because of compromised lung function. A 70-year-old woman with interstitial pneumonia was referred to our hospital after treatment failure for pneumothorax associated with empyema. An open window thoracostomy was created, and mechanical irrigation and dressing changes of the pleural cavity were performed. Then, the lung was widely covered with the latissimus dorsi and serratus anterior muscles because there were multiple fistulae on the lung surface. After the covering muscles were completely adhered to the lung surface and stopped air leaking, the chest was successfully closed. The wide covering technique of the lung with chest wall muscles is effective for intractable pneumothorax with multiple fistulae.
Shinichiro Miyoshi; Motohiko Tamura; Osamu Araki; Yasunori Ikeda; Masayuki Chida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan,
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