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Massive haemothorax after pulmonary endostapling preloaded with bioabsorbable tissue reinforcement material.
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PMID:  22184467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reinforced endostapling can prevent postoperative air leakage from surgical stumps. We herein present a 58-year old woman with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia who developed lethal haemothorax after a thoracoscopic lung biopsy with the use of an endostapler preloaded with bioabsorbable tissue reinforcement material. This lethal haemothorax, which occurred on the day after the lung biopsy, required an emergency operation. The bleeding point was an intercostal artery of the inferior chest wall adjacent to the surgical stump. The operative findings suggested that the reinforced material on the surgical stump scratched the chest wall through respiratory movement.
Yoshihiko Kanai; Shunsuke Endo; Kenji Tetsuka; Shinichi Yamamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-22     Completed Date:  2012-07-16     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Jichi Medical University and Saitama Medical Center, Tochigi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Absorbable Implants / adverse effects*
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Hemostatic Techniques
Hemothorax / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Lung Diseases, Interstitial / diagnosis,  surgery
Middle Aged
Pneumonectomy / methods*
Radiography, Thoracic
Suture Techniques / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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