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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0021-9509

Online ISSN 1827-191X

 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 April;39(2):249-50

THORACIC PAPERS 

    CASE REPORTS

Rupture of ­the azy­gos ­vein in ­blunt ­chest trau­ma

Cagini L.*, Boaron M.**, Corneli G.**, Gambale G., Cirocchi R.*, Giustozzi G.*, Spangaro M.

From ­the *Department of Surgery ­and Surgical Emergencies, University of Perugia, Italy
**Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedale Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
Division of General Surgery, Bologna, Italy

Isolated trau­mat­ic lac­er­a­tion of ­the azy­gos ­vein is a ­rare con­di­tion ­that is main­ly asso­ciat­ed ­with vio­lent decel­er­a­tion trau­mas. Diagnosis is cru­cial­ly ­based on radio­log­ic evi­dence of mas­sive ­right pleu­ral bleed­ing ­and hemor­rhag­ic ­shock. Surgical explo­ra­tion ­needs to be ear­ly ­and con­com­i­tant ­with resus­ci­ta­tion, prog­no­sis large­ly depend­ing on time­ly inter­ven­tion. Median ster­not­o­my pro­vides ­the ­most advan­ta­geous ­access ­because it ­can be quick­ly per­formed ­and ­allows ­for sur­gi­cal explo­ra­tion.

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