CARDIAC SURGERY

Esophageal perforation

Feb 24, 2017 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Esophageal perforation

Figure 25.1 Chest x-ray of a man following a spontaneous perforation of the oesophagus. The left hydropneumothorax has been drained. Surgical emphysema is present and a slight pneumomediastinum can be…

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Thoracic trauma

Feb 24, 2017 by in CARDIAC SURGERY Comments Off on Thoracic trauma

Figure 26.1 Severe blunt chest trauma with mediastinal shift to the right (arrows) due to left tension hemopneumothorax. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) is another important adjunct to…

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Superior vena cava obstruction

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Figure 15.1 Anatomy of the superior vena cava and brachiocephalic veins. The junction between the SVC and the right atrium lies within the pericardium that surrounds the anterolateral surface of…

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Tube thoracostomy

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Figure 18.1 Average intrapleural pressure measured in patients submitted to pulmonary lobectomy and managed with a traditional device and with a regulated-pressure device (Thopaz). In these cases, the traditional system…

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