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Minimally invasive management of traumatic lung herniation

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dc.contributor.author Pérez, Pablo
dc.contributor.author Undurraga, Felipe
dc.contributor.author Santolaya, Raimundo
dc.contributor.author Berrios, Raul
dc.contributor.author Rivera, Francisco
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-01T14:25:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-01T14:25:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Surgical Case Reports, Volume 2017, Issue 7, 1 July 2017, rjx130 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjx130 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/1987
dc.description.abstract Post-traumatic pulmonary hernia can occur immediately after thoracic trauma or it may also appear months or even years after the onset. We report a case of a seventeen year-old male patient with thoracic blunt trauma secondary to high energy bicycle accident. Chest CT shows moderate hemothorax and pneumothorax, displaced fracture of the fifth left rib, and protusion of pulmonary tissue through a chest wall defect. In the Emergency Room the patient presents with chest pain (7/10 in Visual Analog Scale) and respiratory distress. Video-assisted thoracic surgery approach was chosen. Hernia reduction, non-anatomic lingular resection and rib fracture external fixation using a titanium plate was performed. Traumatic pulmonary hernia is an uncommon complication of thoracic trauma which may constitute an emergency for the trauma or thoracic surgeon. The early management of this injury can be developed by minimally invasive approach with excellent results. es_CL
dc.format.extent 3 es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.publisher Oxford University Press es_CL
dc.subject chest pain es_CL
dc.subject lung es_CL
dc.subject bone plates es_CL
dc.subject emergency service es_CL
dc.subject hemothorax es_CL
dc.subject hernias es_CL
dc.title Minimally invasive management of traumatic lung herniation es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL


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