Rupture of the ascending aorta after surgical resection for lung cancer--a case report.

Academic Article


  • A rupture of the ascending aorta which occurred in a woman on the 13th postoperative day following a right upper lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection for lung cancer is reported herein. Fortunately, the patient was rescued from a cardiac tamponade and hemothorax by emergency operation. The operative findings suggested a traumatic rupture of the aorta, however, lymph node dissection of the mediastinum could not be excluded as a possible cause. Therefore, careful mediastinal lymph node dissection should be carefully performed in operations for lung cancer.
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  • Aged, Aorta, Thoracic, Aortic Rupture, Female, Humans, Lung, Lung Neoplasms, Lymph Node Excision, Mediastinum
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 1560515
  • Author List

  • Morimoto M; Ohashi M; Nobara H; Fukaya Y; Haniuda M; Iida F
  • Start Page

  • 476
  • End Page

  • 479
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 4