A 79-year-old man underwent coronary artery bypass grafting and ascending aorta prosthetic replacement for aneurysm at our Institution. His postoperative course was characterized by rapid onset of hypotension and anemia. Re-exploration found no surgical source of bleeding. A chest computed tomography showed a huge extrapleural hematoma caused by rib fractures. Percutaneous chest drainage was effective, and the patient recovered quickly. Follow-up computed tomography confirmed a good result.
|Titolo:||Expanding extrapleural hematoma from rib fractures after cardiac surgery|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/23 - Chirurgia Cardiaca|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1177/0218492312454858|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|