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Splenic injury after intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11789821     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 55-year-old woman underwent coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve repair using intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Postoperatively she had hemodynamic instability associated with an increase in abdominal size and a drop in hemoglobin. At laparotomy, a splenic hilar laceration was discovered, which was presumed to be associated with intraoperative TEE. She underwent emergent splenectomy. This case demonstrates that although rare, serious complications can occur with TEE.
Authors:
S A Olenchock; J J Lukaszczyk; J Reed; T E Theman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-14     Completed Date:  2002-01-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2141-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Disease / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal / adverse effects*
Female
Humans
Intraoperative Complications / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Reoperation
Spleen / injuries*
Splenectomy

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