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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 Febbraio;43(1):123-5
Emergent pneumonectomy for hemoptysis in a patient with previous thoracoplasty
Okubo K., Ueno Y., Isobe J., Kato T.
From the General Thoracic Surgery Gifu National Hospital, Gifu, Japan
Hemoptysis is a life-threatening episode of respiratory disease. By means of every possible treatment, hemostasis should be obtained to secure the airway as well as to prevent blood loss. We describe an emergency pneumonectomy for massive hemoptysis from destroyed lung in a patient with previous thoracoplasty. After the prolonged ventilation support postoperatively, the patient with compromised lung function recovered well.