The clinical and pathologic manifestations of iatrogenically produced mesothelium-rich fragments of operative debris.

@article{Walley1997TheCA,
  title={The clinical and pathologic manifestations of iatrogenically produced mesothelium-rich fragments of operative debris.},
  author={Virginia M. Walley and Helen J. Peters and John P. Veinot and Richard W. Courtice and Shannon L. Venance},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          328-32
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This report describes the clinical manifestations that may be associated with the amalgams of mesothelium and other debris which can be created iatrogenically when body cavities are opened or otherwise physically disturbed. METHODS One autopsy and four surgical pathology cases are reviewed. Three of the studied patients had had recent cardiac surgery, one a laparotomy, and the fifth a thoracotomy. RESULTS The series of five patients in this report demonstrates a wide range of… CONTINUE READING

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