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Successful management of hemorrhage from the pulmonary artery stump after lobectomy for bronchogenic carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8040177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary bleeding from the arterial stump following lung resection is a life-threatening complication requiring immediate surgical correction. Predisposing conditions are almost always represented by bronchopleural fistula and empyema. The operation often represents a major challenge to the thoracic surgeon, because of the choice of the most appropriate surgical access, the optimal technique to control the bleeding, as well as to treat the associated bronchopleural fistula. We present a case of successful treatment of hemorrhage from the pulmonary artery stump associated with BPF and empyema following lobectomy for bronchogenic carcinoma. A standard postero-lateral thoracotomy using the previous incision was used with adequate exposure of the source of bleeding and the bronchopleural fistula.
E Ruffini; A Oliaro; M Mancuso; A Cavallo; P Filosso; M Molinatti; G Maggi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-23     Completed Date:  1994-08-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Turin, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Fistula / etiology*,  surgery
Carcinoma, Bronchogenic / surgery*
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery*
Empyema, Pleural / etiology*,  surgery
Fistula / etiology*,  surgery
Hemorrhage / epidemiology,  etiology*,  surgery
Lung Neoplasms / surgery*
Pleural Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Pneumonectomy / adverse effects*,  methods
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
Thoracostomy / methods
Thoracotomy / methods

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