Intercostal Artery Laceration Following Thoracentesis

Title

Intercostal Artery Laceration Following Thoracentesis

Creator

Yacovone M L; Kartan R; Bautista M

Publisher

Respiratory Care

Date

2010
2010-11

Description

Intercostal artery laceration is an unusual complication following thoracentesis, and has been reported only in elderly patients. We report a case of a 78-year-old man who developed a massive hemothorax following thoracentesis. Post-thoracentesis radiograph revealed a substantial increase in pleural fluid, and emergency chest tube insertion identified the hemothorax. He underwent right thoracotomy for repair of the intercostal artery laceration.

Subject

cage; chest roentgenography; complications; General & Internal Medicine; hemothorax; intercostal artery laceration; median sternotomy; pneumothorax; pulmonary hemorrhage; Respiratory System; rib; risk; thoracentesis; thoracocentesis; thoracotomy

Identifier

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Format

Journal Article

URL Address

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Pages

1495-1498

Issue

11

Volume

55

Citation

Yacovone M L; Kartan R; Bautista M, “Intercostal Artery Laceration Following Thoracentesis,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 5, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8340.

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