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Perforation of the right ventricle by a suction drain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10353684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Suction drains can be used as alternatives to conventional underwater seal drains following cardiac surgery, and may be advantageous under some circumstances. The authors present a case where a suction drain eroded into the right ventricle causing near-fatal haemorrhage following coronary artery surgery. Caution should be exercised in taking the decision to use suction drains, the material from which they are manufactured should be chosen carefully, and close attention paid to their positioning within the mediastinum.
R S Uppal; P A O'Keefe; C P Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular surgery (London, England)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0967-2109     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-08     Completed Date:  1999-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9308765     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Guy's Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
Coronary Disease / surgery*
Heart Ventricles / injuries*
Suction / adverse effects*,  instrumentation

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