alexa Another complication of thoracostomy--perforation of the right atrium.


Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

Author(s): Meisel S, Ram Z, Priel I, Nass D, Lieberman P

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Abstract Tube thoracostomy is an invasive procedure that is frequently life-saving but carries a risk of complications. We describe herein a complication not documented before-laceration of the right atrium. This occurred in a severely kyphoscoliotic patient with a markedly narrowed chest and led to his demise. This case attests to the extreme caution warranted when using trocar-type thoracostomy in patients with thoracic deformities.
This article was published in Chest and referenced in Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

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