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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2018 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Non-traumatic Resuscitative Thoracotomy

Saturnino Domínguez, Rafael Andrade-Alegre

Keywords : Emergency, Hemothorax, Non-traumatic, Resuscitative thoracotomy

Citation Information : Domínguez S, Andrade-Alegre R. Non-traumatic Resuscitative Thoracotomy. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2018; 7 (3):224-226.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1229

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018 Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Resuscitative thoracotomy (RT) is a heroic procedure that is generally associated with trauma. This surgical procedure may also save lives in non-trauma-related emergencies. We present the case of a patient who underwent resuscitative thoracotomy after developing cardiac arrest associated with massive hemothorax during an endovascular procedure.


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