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Article: [A case of spontaneous hemopneumothorax associated with uncontrolled massive bleeding after inserting thorathic drain].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A 31-year-old man admitted to our hospital complaining of right chest pain. Chest X-ray on admission revealed a collapsed lung and an air fluid line in the right thorax. A chest tube drainage was carried out, but hemorrhagic pleural fluid was drainaged. Forty minutes later, an anemia developed and chest X-ray showed increased massive right pleural collection. Therefore, emergent surgery was performed. An operation under thoracoscopic guidance was converted into thoracotomy because of massive blood clots and fresh bleeding. A bleeding originating from the branch of 1st intercostal artery and a bulla on upper lobes were noted. The artery was coagulated with electrocoutary and ligated using Endo-loop. This artery is not congenital abnormal one but collateral expanded one of which the elastic lamina is thickened. Spontaneous hemopneumothorax is life-threatening, emergent operation should be undergone.Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery 11/1999; 52(11):965-8.
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ABSTRACT: A case of recurrent mediastinal goiter (oxyphilic cell carcinoma) in a 66-year-old female was reported. 19 years ago, the patient submitted to a right-hemithyroidectomy for the oxyphilic cell adenoma. Since two months, her dyspnea gradually aggravated. On admission, abnormal mass of right upper mediastinum was shown by chest X-ray. CT scan and MRI showed a 8 cm sized right upper mediastinal tumor with tracheal compression.Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery 10/1993; 46(10):899-901.