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Anaesthesist. 2008 Apr;57(4):355-8. doi: 10.1007/s00101-008-1343-9.

[Successful thrombolysis of a massive pulmonary embolism following pneumonectomy].

[Article in German]

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Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Schmerztherapie, Universitätsklinikum Gieben und Marburg, Standort Gieben, Rudolf-Buchheim-Strabe 7, 35392, Gieben. matthias.scheffler@med.uni-giessen.de

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism is a rare but life-threatening complication after major lung surgery. The case of a patient with sudden onset of hemodynamic instability 2 days after right-sided pneumonectomy is reported. After finding massive right ventricular dysfunction by transthoracic echocardiography and detection of an embolism by computed tomography, a successful and uneventful thrombolysis was performed. The risks and benefits of this procedure are discussed with reference to the literature.

PMID:
18292980
DOI:
10.1007/s00101-008-1343-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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