Letsel van de rechter A. pulmonalis door stomp thoraxtrauma

Translated title of the contribution: Damage to the right A. pulmonalis due to a blunt thoracic trauma

M. I. Amir, J. M. Klaase*, R. H. Geelkerken, H. J. Mulder, A. D.P. Van Walsum

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Abstract

Immediately after a moped accident a 16-year old patient was haemodynamically unstable. Following adequate drainage of a haematopneumothorax in the hospital the patient collapsed into a shock. Thoractomy revealed a tear of the right A. pulmonalis. The hilus was clamped and a lobectomy was performed. After this the patient was haemodynamically stable; due to bone and nerve damage he was transferred to a rehabilitation centre. Laceration of the A. pulmonalis as a consequence of blunt thoracic trauma is rare and mostly fatal. In the case of a patient with a massive haematothorax rapid transport to the nearest hospital is preferable to thorax drainage at the site of the accident.

Translated title of the contributionDamage to the right A. pulmonalis due to a blunt thoracic trauma
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)2182-2185
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
Volume145
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

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