Enigmatic Contralateral Hemothorax after Left Thoracotomy


Kara H. V. , Turna A. , Gunluoglu M. Z. , Demir A., Metin M., Gurses A.

ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.15, ss.336-338, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.336-338

Özet

Intrathoracic hemorrhage following surgical intervention that needs rethoracotomy has a low rate in the daily practice of thoracic surgery. Hemothorax in the contralateral site is definitely unexpected after thoracotomy. We present a case of contralateral hematoma after left posterolateral thoracotomy as a rare and enigmatic complication. (Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 15: 336-338)