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A case of delayed hemothorax

Journal: University Journal of Surgery and Surgical Specialities (Vol.2, No. 5)

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Page : 170-173

Keywords : Delayed hemothorax; chest drain complications; internal mammary artery erosion.;

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Inter costal chest drain is one of the commonest modes of intervention in cases of chesttrauma. Complications of chest drainage have been recorded related to insertion site, position,technique, leaks, pain and infection.Delayed bleeding after insertion of chest drain has been reportedas a rare complication. But internal mammary artery erosion by the chest drain tube has not beenreported as a cause for delayed hemothorax. This case report shows such a patient who presented tocardiothoracic department with massive hemothorax five days after chest drain.

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