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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 2002 August;43(4):563-5

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Traumatic subarachnoid-pleural fistula in children. Report of 2 cases and review of the literature

Abes M., Sarihan H.

Depart­ment of Pedi­atric Sur­gery, Karad­eniz Tech­nical Uni­ver­sity ­Faculty of Med­i­cine, ­Trabzon, ­Turkey

Trau­matic sub­arach­noid-­pleural fis­tula (­TSAPF) is a ­rare com­pli­ca­tion of tho­racic ­trauma. ­Late diag­nosis is a prob­le­matic ­dilemma in ­these ­cases. ­Patients ­with tho­racic ­injury ­have per­sis­tent ­pleural ­leakage, tho­racic ver­te­bral ­injury, pneu­mo­ceph­alus, uri­nary reten­tion and par­a­plegia ­should ­alert the sur­geon for ­TSAPF. Two ­cases of ­TSAPF due to gun­shot ­injury are ­reported.

language: English


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