Perforation of the stomach due to chest tube complication in a patient with latrogenic diaphragmatic rupture


ICOZ G. , KARA E. , ILKGUL O., YETGIN S., TUNCYUREK R., Korkut M. A.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, cilt.103, ss.423-424, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 103 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.423-424

Özet

Diagnosis of diaphragmatic injury is difficult. A case of iatrogenic diaphragmatic rupture is reported in which perforation of a herniated stomach occurred following left lobectomy and partial resection of the diaphragm for lung cancer. On the second postoperative day, bile-stained fluid coming out from the chest tube revealed gastrointestinal leakage. This rare complication of chest tube insertion, early diagnosis and treatment are emphasized.