Tension pneumoperitoneum after heart-lung transplantation

Roderich E. Schwarz, Si M. Pham, Morris I. Bierman, Kenneth W. Lee, Bartley P. Griffith

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Abstract

Tension pneumoperitoneum is a medical emergency. We report 2 cases in which tension pneumoperitoneum occurred after heart-lung transplantation and was related to positive-pressure ventilation and a transdiaphragmatic passage of omentum used to wrap the airway anastomosis. Management in these patients was targeted toward decompression of intraperitoneal air with percutaneous needle or tube placement without exploratory laparotomy, and tube thoracostomy for the concomitant pneumothorax.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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Heart-Lung Transplantation
Pneumoperitoneum
Thoracostomy
Omentum
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Pneumothorax
Decompression
Laparotomy
Needles
Emergencies
Air

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Schwarz, R. E., Pham, S. M., Bierman, M. I., Lee, K. W., & Griffith, B. P. (1994). Tension pneumoperitoneum after heart-lung transplantation. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 57(2), 478-481. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4975(94)91026-X

Tension pneumoperitoneum after heart-lung transplantation. / Schwarz, Roderich E.; Pham, Si M.; Bierman, Morris I.; Lee, Kenneth W.; Griffith, Bartley P.

In: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 57, No. 2, 1994, p. 478-481.

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Schwarz, RE, Pham, SM, Bierman, MI, Lee, KW & Griffith, BP 1994, 'Tension pneumoperitoneum after heart-lung transplantation', The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 478-481. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4975(94)91026-X
Schwarz, Roderich E. ; Pham, Si M. ; Bierman, Morris I. ; Lee, Kenneth W. ; Griffith, Bartley P. / Tension pneumoperitoneum after heart-lung transplantation. In: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1994 ; Vol. 57, No. 2. pp. 478-481.
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