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Authors
Keywords
thoracic injury
video-assisted thoracic surgery
Abstract
The patient was a 30-year-old male who was found after he had stabbed himself in the left side of the chest and collapsed. He was brought to our hospital to undergo immediate drainage of the thoracic cavity. The chest X-ray and chest computed tomography findings showed that the knife was situated from the left cardiac border toward the proximity of the diaphragm, thus resulting in hemopneumothorax. The patient’s vital signs were stable, and we believed that it was important to avoid secondary injury when removing the knife from the thoracic cavity. Therefore, we performed video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). We resected the considerably crushed lung and sutured the lacerated myocardium by VATS. The postoperative course was good. We believe that VATS for thoracic injury can be an effective surgical option if a patient’s vital signs are stable.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892885
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
51
Issue
3
Start Page
73
End Page
76
Published Date
2008-09
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2008, 51(3), 73-76
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English