An unusual case of persistent pneumothorax

Kenji Kawamukai, Giovanni Leuzzi, Salomone Di Saverio, Calogero Porrello, Nicola Lacava

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Abstract

We herein report a case of a 45-year-old white male who referred to the emergency department for a right pneumothorax. A chest tube was emergently placed. Due to incomplete lung reexpansion, the patient underwent a right thoracoscopy disclosing the presence of several kinky vessels consistent of localized pleural angiomatosis, and a talc pleurodesis was performed. Computed tomographic scan and angiography confirmed an anomalous vascular connection between systemic and pulmonary circulation. Thus, a vascular percutaneous transcatheter embolization of the abnormal vessel was successfully executed and the patient was discharged without consequence.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Pneumothorax
Blood Vessels
Angiomatosis
Pleurodesis
Talc
Chest Tubes
Thoracoscopy
Pulmonary Circulation
Hospital Emergency Service
Angiography
Lung

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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An unusual case of persistent pneumothorax. / Kawamukai, Kenji; Leuzzi, Giovanni; Di Saverio, Salomone; Porrello, Calogero; Lacava, Nicola.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 98, No. 1, 2014.

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Kawamukai, Kenji ; Leuzzi, Giovanni ; Di Saverio, Salomone ; Porrello, Calogero ; Lacava, Nicola. / An unusual case of persistent pneumothorax. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2014 ; Vol. 98, No. 1.
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