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Splenic injury after intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11789821     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Disease / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal / adverse effects*
Intraoperative Complications / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Spleen / injuries*

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