We describe a case of successful pulmonary embolectomy that required lobectomy to treat for endobronchial bleeding. Sixty-nine-year-old female got into shock required CPR during rehabilitation after replacement of femur head. Her enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed massive embolism in pulmonary artery. Emergency embolectomy was performed under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). A videoscope was employed to see inside the pulmonary artery. At the end of the CPB, endobronchial bleeding occurred. The right bronchus was occluded by balloon and CPB was weaned. The right lower lobectomy was done on the next day. She had got pyothorax by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and has recovered after intravenous administration of antibiotics and continuous wash out of pleural space by saline containing 0.02% povidon-iodine. Postoperative scan showed no defects of blood flow and ventilation except resected lobe.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2004|
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