Postoperative management after pneumonectomy for blunt thoracic trauma

Yoram Klein, Elena Kishinevsky, Sergio Konichezky, Gennady Bregman, Moti Klein, Hanoch Kashtan

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Pneumonectomy for blunt thoracic injury carries a high mortality rate. We present a case of severe bilateral blunt thoracic injury in which left pneumonectomy was done. The immediate postoperative measures were directed to maintain right heart performance by minimizing hypoxia, avoiding fluid overload and limiting pulmonary hypertension. We believe that this approach contributed to the favorable outcome of this patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-424
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Blunt
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Postoperative care
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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