Lung Hernia Associated With Hemothorax Following Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Abstract:

Lung herniation is a rare event that can occur spontaneously or traumatically. Thoracic hernias are usually associated with a chest-wall defect. We report a case of thoracic lung hernia that occurred 2 days after traumatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation, after the formation of a large hemothorax.

Keywords: cardiopulmonary resuscitation; hemothorax; lung herniation

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4187/respcare.01069

Affiliations: Department of Respiratory Care, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware, USA

Publication date: July 1, 2011

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