Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-19844
Zalunardo, M P; Bimmler, D; Grob, U C; Stocker, R; Pasch, T; Spahn, D R (2002). Late oesophageal perforation after intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 88(4):595-597.
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Serious haemodynamic instability occurred during emergency surgery for a perforated duodenal ulcer in a 72-year-old man with acute myocardial infarction. Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography was crucial for diagnosis of the location of myocardial infarction in the right ventricle and the subsequent haemodynamic management. Postoperatively, a thrombus in the right coronary artery was removed by coronary angiography. The patient's trachea was extubated on the fourth postoperative day. Another 4 days later a leak in the lower oesophagus was suspected because of pleural empyema, and verified. The patient's trachea had to be re-intubated and an oesophageal stent was inserted. The patient was discharged, fully recovered, 2 months after the operation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Division of Surgical Intensive Care Medicine|
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2009 08:29|
|Last Modified:||04 Dec 2012 10:28|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Additional Information:||Copyright © 2009 the British Journal of Anaesthesia: free fulltext on http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/|
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