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Lung Herniation Through a Postthoracoscopy Chest Wall Defect : Demonstration With Spiral CT FREE TO VIEW

Markus Hauser; Walter Weder; Felix Largiadèr; Gary M. Glazer
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Affiliations: From the Department of Medical Radiology, Institute for Diagnostic Radiology, Clinic for Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland,  From the Department of Surgery, Clinic for Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland,  From the Department of Radiology, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, Calif.

Affiliations: From the Department of Medical Radiology, Institute for Diagnostic Radiology, Clinic for Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland,  From the Department of Surgery, Clinic for Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland,  From the Department of Radiology, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, Calif.

Affiliations: From the Department of Medical Radiology, Institute for Diagnostic Radiology, Clinic for Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland,  From the Department of Surgery, Clinic for Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland,  From the Department of Radiology, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, Calif.


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;112(2):558-560. doi:10.1378/chest.112.2.558
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Abstract

The incidence of complications following thoracoscopy is approximately 10%, the most prevalent being prolonged air leak and chest pain. We report two cases of lung herniation through the chest wall defect created by thoracoscopy. Use of the Valsalva maneuver during CT scanning is recommended as a diagnostic imaging method in cases with suspected lung herniation.


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