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Pulmonary artery perforation by a tube thoracostomy.
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PMID:  17670459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A 74-year-old woman was hospitalized in another institution because of a left-sided empyema and bronchopneumonia. A trocar-type chest tube was inserted. Upon withdrawal of the trocar, blood was seen flowing from the draining system and she developed hypotension. The patient was then transferred to our hospital and a diagnosis of pulmonary artery perforation was made. The patient was treated successfully with left pneumonectomy. Pulmonary artery perforation following chest tube placement is a rare and serious complication. When blood is seen following chest tube insertion a pulmonary artery perforation should be considered.
Iwao Takanami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Teikyo School of Medicine, 2-11 Kaga 2-Chome, Itabashi-Ku, Tokyo 173, Japan.
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