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Journals and Conferences
Tension pneumopericardium is a rare disease that is very difficult to diagnose. A 3-year old child was run over by a minibus. Computed tomography showed bilateral pneumothorax, multiple rib fractures on both sides, and a hepatic laceration. The massive blunt thoracic trauma caused entrapped air in the pericardium, and a tension pneumoprecordium developed… (More)
An intercostal artery laceration is a rare iatrogenic complication following thoracocentesis and concerns especially elderly patients. We report a case of a severe hemorrhagic shock in a 93-year old patient due to diagnostic thoracocentesis.
Due to an adenocarcinoma of the right upper lobe with infiltration of the main bronchus a 49-years-old female patient underwent an upper bilobectomy with sleeve resection. After two completed chemotherapy bouts and signs of sepsis another thoracotomy was inevitable. As a complicating factor a supracarinal, necrotic and perforating lesion of the trachea… (More)
Shotgun injuries from a short distance (<3 m) may cause massive bleeding and tissue destruction. Only immediate aggressive (surgical) therapy prevents lethal outcome. We report about a 27-year-old patient, who was wounded on the left chest wall by a straight-cut shotgun from a short distance. In cases of this special traumatic pattern damage control… (More)