Life-threatening hemothorax resulting from lung hernia after minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

T. Schroeter, H. Bittner, Sreekumar - Subramanian, M. Hänsig, F. Mohr, M. Borger

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Abstract

Lung hernia following minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is an uncommen entity. We report the case of a male patient who developed a lung hernia as a sequela to limited access mitral valve surgery. Two months after discharge, the patient presented with a bulge in the region of the lateral thoracotomy related to respiration which could be provoked by a Valsalva maneuver. In the night following admission the patient had acute cardiovascular decompensation with worsening dyspnea, pallor and hypotension. The patient was quickly transferred to the ICU, where a chest X-ray revealed the presence of a large hemothorax with compression of the entire right lung. We transferred the patient to the operation room, evacuated the hemothorax and reconstructed the 15-cm long and 3-cm wide dehiscence using a GoreTex patch adapted in a special technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-254
Number of pages3
JournalThoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Life-threatening hemothorax resulting from lung hernia after minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. / Schroeter, T.; Bittner, H.; Subramanian, Sreekumar -; Hänsig, M.; Mohr, F.; Borger, M.

In: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, Vol. 59, No. 4, 06.2011, p. 252-254.

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Schroeter, T. ; Bittner, H. ; Subramanian, Sreekumar - ; Hänsig, M. ; Mohr, F. ; Borger, M. / Life-threatening hemothorax resulting from lung hernia after minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. In: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. 2011 ; Vol. 59, No. 4. pp. 252-254.
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