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Traumatic rupture of the pulmonary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2712636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic rupture of the main pulmonary artery in a surviving patient is very rare. The case history of a 37-year-old man who sustained blunt chest trauma in a motor vehicle accident is presented. A persistent, bloody right pleural effusion led to the diagnosis of a ruptured right main pulmonary artery, which was surgically repaired using cardiopulmonary bypass. Points of diagnostic interest and therapeutic decision making are discussed.
M P Collins; G C Robinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-02     Completed Date:  1989-06-02     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:  612-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Pleural Effusion / etiology
Pulmonary Artery / injuries*,  surgery
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*

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