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Platypnea orthodeoxia syndrome and bronchopleural fistula following right pneumonectomy: The first case of double misfortune following pneumonectomy.
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PMID:  22096686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We report a case of post-pneumonectomy right to left shunting via patent foramen ovale (PFO) and bronchopleural fistula (BPF). Although the latter complication is well-known following pneumonectomy, the former is quite rare. In terms of post-pneumonectomy complications, no case has been reported, in which right to left shunting via PFO and BPF were synchronous. Low awareness of post-pneumonectomy PFO often results in delay of the appropriate management, like in our experience. The rarity and the complexity of our case as well as literature review of the post-pneumonectomy right to left shunting via PFO are summarized.With our case of post-pneumonectomy right to left shunting via PFO and BPF reviewed, we would like to show the rarity of our case and to enlighten all of the thoracic surgeons for early detection of this hemodynamic complication following pneumonectomy.
Teruya Komatsu; Drew Bethune
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-01-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgery case reports     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2210-2612     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  2011-11-23     Revised Date:  2012-02-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101529872     Medline TA:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth ІІ Health Science Centre, 7S-012 1278 Tower Road, Zip code: B3H2Y9 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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