ID 189
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Authors
Keywords
autopsy
lung cancer operation
pulmonary embolism
Abstract
The patient was a 77-year-old female who had difficulty breathing at 48 h after undergoing a right upper lobectomy for lung cancer and experienced sudden cardiopulmonary arrest. Emergency resuscitation was performed, and she was therefore put under artificial respiration, but she died 15 h after resuscitation. A pathological autopsy was performed upon obtaining informed consent from the family. An examination of the lungs in which the right upper lobectomy was performed detected multiple embolisms blocking the bilateral main pulmonary arteries to the periphery, and the cause of death was established as acute pulmonary embolism. The rate of occurrence of fatal pulmonary embolism after surgery is assumed to be 0.08%, but the rate of occurrence after thoracic surgery shows a high rate of 0.34%. It is important to implement early detection and the early treatment of pulmonary embolism that occurred by misfortune while also reviewing all risk assessments and preventive measures established under the medical guidelines in order to prevent such cases from becoming fatal.
Publisher
Tottori University Hospital
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892884
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
51
Issue
1
Start Page
17
End Page
20
Published Date
2008-03
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2008, 51(1), 17-20
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English