Treatment strategies for chronic expanding hematomas of the thorax

@article{Muramatsu2010TreatmentSF,
  title={Treatment strategies for chronic expanding hematomas of the thorax},
  author={Takashi Muramatsu and Mie Shimamura and Motohiko Furuichi and Shinichirou Ishimoto and Kazumitsu Ohmori and Motomi Shiono},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2010},
  volume={41},
  pages={1207-1210}
}
PurposeTo investigate retrospectively the treatment strategies for chronic expanding hematoma (CEH) of the thorax.MethodsWe reviewed the medical records of six patients treated for CEH of the thorax at our institution between October 1996 and October 2006.ResultsAll of the patients had a history of thoracic surgery or tuberculosis with a latent period of 12–55 years before onset. One elderly patient with ischemic heart disease and in poor general health demonstrated a substantial improvement of… CONTINUE READING
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