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K V Vinod, S Nishanth, M V Vidya
Haemothorax is an uncommon and serious complication, occurring most often during or immediately after percutaneous internal jugular and subclavian vein catheterizations. Delayed haemothorax is a rare complication, especially following right-sided catheterization. We report a case of acute yellow phosphorus poisoning with acute liver failure (resulting from rat killer paste ingestion) in a 28-year-old male who developed right-sided haemothorax eight days after placement of right internal jugular central venous catheter...
September 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Cécile Aubron, Joris DePuydt, François Belon, Michael Bailey, Matthieu Schmidt, Jayne Sheldrake, Deirdre Murphy, Carlos Scheinkestel, D Jamie Cooper, Gilles Capellier, Vincent Pellegrino, David Pilcher, Zoe McQuilten
BACKGROUND: Bleeding is the most frequent complication associated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support in critically ill patients. Nonetheless, risk factors for bleeding have been poorly described especially those associated with coagulation anomalies and anticoagulant therapy during ECMO support. The aim of this study is to describe bleeding complications in critically ill patients undergoing ECMO and to identify risk factors for bleeding events. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed ICU charts of adults who received either veno-venous (VV) or veno-arterial (VA) ECMO support in two participating ICUs between 2010 and 2013...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Joanne May Jenkins, Joel Norton, Timothy Hampton, Robert Weeks
A 55-year-old man was working in a trench when the wall collapsed in on him, pinning him to the wall. On arrival in the emergency department the patient began reporting of right-sided headache. Neurological examination revealed left-sided reduced sensation with weakness. Whole-body CT scan showed right-sided flail chest and bilateral haemothorax as well as loss of flow and thinning of the distal right internal carotid artery (ICA) and loss of grey white matter differentiation in keeping with traumatic ICA dissection with a right middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarct...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Lêda Maria Rabelo, Vítor Lopes Galvão Vieira, Gustavo Rengel Dos Santos, Giselle Heimbecker, Dante Luiz Escuissato
As a rare complication in chronic anemic states, the extramedullary hematopoiesis may provide diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Caused by the insufficiency of the bone marrow with reactivation of quiescent erythropoietic sites, this condition may vary its presentation as a simple radiologic finding to a spontaneous massive haemothorax. In this paper, we report the case of a 61-years-old female patient with hereditary spherocitosys and paravertebral masses, focusing on clinical and radiological findings in CT and MRI to conclude the tumors etiology and provide adequate care...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Jessica H Y Tan, Anne A L Hsu
BACKGROUND: Majority of patients with solitary fibrous tumours of the pleura (SFTP) are asymptomatic. Acute presentation with symptoms resulting from mass effect due to rapid expansion of tumour size has not been reported before. CASE PRESENTATION: This report chronicles the case of a giant SFTP in a 76-year-old lady who presented with acute onset of haemoptysis, left-sided pleuritic chest pain and hoarseness of voice. Her chest radiograph showed a large left upper hemithorax mass with an ipsilateral effusion...
2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Colin Cryer, Ted R Miller, Ronan A Lyons, Alison K Macpherson, Katherine Pérez, Eleni Th Petridou, Nick Dessypris, Gabrielle S Davie, Pauline J Gulliver, Jens Lauritsen, Soufiane Boufous, Bruce Lawrence, Brandon de Graaf, Claudia A Steiner
BACKGROUND: Governments wish to compare their performance in preventing serious injury. International comparisons based on hospital inpatient records are typically contaminated by variations in health services utilisation. To reduce these effects, a serious injury case definition has been proposed based on diagnoses with a high probability of inpatient admission (PrA). The aim of this paper was to identify diagnoses with estimated high PrA for selected developed countries. METHODS: The study population was injured persons of all ages who attended emergency department (ED) for their injury in regions of Canada, Denmark, Greece, Spain and the USA...
August 8, 2016: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
Pier Luigi Filosso, Alberto Sandri, Francesco Guerrera, Andrea Ferraris, Filippo Marchisio, Giulia Bora, Lorena Costardi, Paolo Solidoro, Enrico Ruffini, Alberto Oliaro
Tube thoracostomy is usually the first step to treat several thoracic/pleural conditions such as pneumothorax, pleural effusions, haemothorax, haemo-pneumothorax and empyema. Today, a wide range of drains is available, ranging from small to large bore ones. Indications for an appropriate selection remains yet matter of debate, especially regarding the use of small bore catheters. Through this paper, we aimed to retrace the improvements of drains through the years and to review the current clinical indications for chest drain placement in pleural/thoracic diseases, comparing the effectiveness of small-bore drains vs...
July 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Madhur Kumar, Amarjit Singh, Kuldeep Singh Sidhu, Avleen Kaur
Although Central Venous Catheter (CVC) placement is a relatively simple procedure but its insertion and maintenance are associated with significant risks. Malposition (defined as any CVC tip position outside the superior vena cava) may be associated with catheter insertion and may require immediate intervention. It may result in complications like haemothorax, pleural effusions, pneumothorax, sepsis, thrombosis and cardiac tamponade. This case report presents timely detection of the complication after placement of CVC...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
E Kim, B G Kim, Y J Lim, Y T Jeon, J W Hwang, H C Kim, Y H Choi, H P Park
In clinical practice, both a thin-walled introducer needle and catheter-over-needle technique can be used to allow insertion of a guidewire during central venous catheterisation using the Seldinger technique. We compared the incidence of catheterisation-related complications (arterial puncture, haemothorax, pneumothorax, haematoma and catheter tip malposition) and insertion success rate for these two techniques in patients requiring right-sided subclavian central venous catheterisation. A total of 414 patients requiring infraclavicular subclavian venous catheterisation were randomly allocated to either a thin-walled introducer needle (needle group, n = 208) or catheter-over-needle technique (catheter group, n = 206)...
September 2016: Anaesthesia
S M Mourad, R Mies, T Frenzel, S Willems, E van der Heijden, L J Schultze Kool
BACKGROUND: The incidence of hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT - Osler-Weber-Rendu disease) in the Netherlands is 1:5000 but approximately 1:1300 in people from the Antilles. The disease is characterised by the development of telangiectasia and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) that may result in serious morbidity and mortality. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old primigravid patient consulted her general practitioner at 31 1/7 weeks gestational age with dyspnoea...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Filiz Eren, Nursel Türkmen İnanır, Bülent Eren, Berna Senel, Recep Fedakar
Reported case was 63 years old forester died suddenly in the village. Autopsy examination revealed massive coagulated haemorrhage filling the right hemithorax, neither free fluid nor blood were observed in the abdominal cavity. Abdominal aortic aneurysm 20x15x15 cm in size was examined. We aimed to report the rare case of abdominal aortic aneurysm presented with transdiafragmatic rupture and bleeding in the right hemithorax.
2016: Soudní Lékarství
Sobha S Nair, Jayashree Nayar
Thoracic endometriosis syndrome is a rare disorder characterised by the presence of functioning endometrial tissue in pleura, lung parenchyma, airways, and/or encompasses mainly four clinical entities-catamenial pneumothorax, catamenial haemothorax, catamenial haemoptysis and lung nodules. The cases were studied retrospectively by reviewing the records at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, for duration of five years i.e., form March 2010-2014 and analysed for the clinical presentation and management of thoracic endometriosis syndrome...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Kyoung Jin Kim, Kang Won Lee, Ju Hee Choi, Jang Wook Sohn, Min Ja Kim, Young Kyung Yoon
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Infective endocarditis involving the tricuspid valve is an uncommon condition, and a consequent haemothorax associated with pulmonary embolism is extremely rare. Particularly, there are no guidelines for the management of this complication. We describe a rare case of pulmonary embolism and infarction followed by a haemothorax due to infective endocarditis of the tricuspid valve caused by Streptococcus sanguinis. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old man with a ventricular septal defect (VSD) presented with fever...
August 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
Omer Goktekin, Mehmet Akif Vatankulu, Hakan Ozhan, Yasin Ay, Mehmet Ergelen, Abdurrahman Tasal, Cemalettin Aydin, Ziya İsmail, İsmail Ates, Ziyad Hijazi
AIMS: Paravalvular regurgitation is an important complication of mitral valve replacement. Although surgical repair is mostly recommended, it is associated with significant morbidity. On the other hand, percutaneous closure is a less invasive alternative approach. Percutaneous approaches to treatment of paravalvular prosthetic regurgitation have emerged recently. One of them is the Occlutech Paravalvular Leak Device. The aim of this study was to evaluate early and midterm outcomes of percutaneous paravalvular leak closure utilising a novel occluder...
February 2016: EuroIntervention
Katarzyna Modrzewska, Elżbieta Radzikowska, Małgorzata Szołkowska, Karina Oniszh, Magdalena Szczęsna, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
Primary pulmonary angiosarcoma is an extremely rare disease. Chest computed tomography demonstrates solitary or multifocal lesions, sometimes associated with ground-glass opacities or pleural effusion. Diagnosis is based on histological examination that reveals spindle-shaped epithelioid cells with positive staining for endothelial markers (factor VIII, CD 31, CD34, Fli-1, Ulex europaeus agglutinin 1, vimentin). The prognosis is poor and effective treatment is still being researched. This is a report of a 65-year-old patient with a four-month history of haemoptysis, cough, and dyspnoea...
December 2015: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Manish Kothari, Pramod Saini, Sunny Shethna, Samir Dalvie
Type 2 manubriosternal dislocations with concomitant spinal fracture are rare and may be associated with thoracic visceral injuries. The complication of delayed haemothorax has not been reported yet. We report a case of a young male who suffered manubriosternal dislocation with chance type thoracic spine fracture due to fall of a tree branch over his back. The haemothorax presented late on day three. The possible injury mechanism is discussed along with review of literature. We conclude that a lateral chest radiograph is indicated in spinal fracture patients complaining of midsternal pain...
2015: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Lucía Ferreiro, Esther San José, Juan Suárez-Antelo, Ihab Abdulkader, Anxo Martínez de Alegría, Francisco Javier González-Barcala, Luis Valdés
Pleural epithelioid haemangioendothelioma is a rare tumour that originates in the vascular endothelium with an intermediate degree of malignancy between haemangioma and angiosarcoma. Smoking and asbestos exposure are unproven risk factors and diagnosis is usually confirmed by thoracoscopy, since pleural fluid cytology is often not conclusive. Immunohistochemistry can also help to confirm the diagnosis. We report an 85-year-old patient with bilateral pleural epithelioid haemangioendothelioma diagnosed by thoracoscopy, who debuted with a spontaneous bilateral haemothorax, the second described so far, and we conducted a thorough review of the literature to describe the clinical, radiological and prognostic features, as well as the pleural fluid, of this rare tumour...
December 1, 2015: Clinical Respiratory Journal
Kelechi Emmanuel Okonta
BACKGROUND: This study was to determine the extent and outcome of childhood chest injury in Nigeria, and to compare results with that of other literatures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A Prospective study of all children under 18 years of age with chest trauma in two tertiary hospitals in Southern Nigeria from January 2012 to December 2014 was reviewed. The aetiology, type, associated injury, mechanism, treatment and outcome were evaluated. The patients were followed up in the clinic...
July 2015: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
Giancarlo Gargano, Anna Lucia Paltrinieri, Claudio Gallo, Luciana Di Pancrazio, Maria Federica Roversi, Fabrizio Ferrari
BACKGROUND: Thymic enlargement is a common and physiological finding in children and neonates' X-rays, but it is usually asymptomatic. Occasionally it can cause respiratory distress. In most cases the aetiology of this expansion remains unclear and it is diagnosed as a thymic hyperplasia. True thymic hyperplasia is defined as a gland expansion, both in size and weight, while maintaining normal microscopic architecture. Often it is a diagnosis of exclusion and prognosis is good. Thymic haemorrhage is an unusual condition related to high foetal and neonatal mortality...
2015: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Juan J Fibla, Laureano Molins, Javier Moradiellos, Pedro Rodríguez, Félix Heras, Emili Canalis, Sergio Bolufer, Pablo Martínez, Javier Aragón, Andrés Arroyo, Javier Pérez, Pablo León, Mercedes Canela
INTRODUCTION: Although the Nuss technique revolutionized the surgical treatment of pectus excavatum, its use has not become widespread in our country. The aim of this study was to analyze the current use of this technique in a sample of Thoracic Surgery Departments in Spain. METHODS: Observational rectrospective multicentric study analyzing the main epidemiological aspects and clinical results of ten years experience using the Nuss technique. RESULTS: Between 2001 and 2010 a total of 149 patients were operated on (mean age 21...
January 2016: Cirugía Española
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