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, vol.15, no.5, pp.336-338, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-338

Abstract

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)