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Year : 1977  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143-145

Acute herniation of the heart following pneumonectomy


Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400 012, India

Correspondence Address:
A P Chaukar
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400 012
India
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This is a case report of acute herniation of heart following right pneumonectomy done for bronchiectasis. The clinical picture, diagnostic criteria and treatment o f this acute life threatening condition is described. Early diagnosis and prompt correction, as done in this case, yields rewarding result.






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