Postoperative pulmonary torsion: report of a case and survey of the literature including spontaneous and posttraumatic torsion.

@article{Schamaun1994PostoperativePT,
  title={Postoperative pulmonary torsion: report of a case and survey of the literature including spontaneous and posttraumatic torsion.},
  author={M Schamaun},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={
          116-21
        }
}
A case of postoperative torsion of the left upper lobe following thoracotomy for removal of a large mediastinal tumor is presented. Diagnosis was made on the sixth postoperative day by axial computerized tomography. At rethoracotomy the upper lobe, well delimited against the lower lobe by deep fissure, was found to be twisted by 180 degrees in clock-wise direction. It was hemorrhagically infarcted and had to be resected. The patient, a 37-year-old woman, made an uneventful recovery thereafter… CONTINUE READING
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