Traumatic subarachnoid-pleural fistula in children - Report of 2 cases and review of the literature


Abes M., Sarihan H.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.43, ss.563-565, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.563-565

Özet

Traumatic subarachnoid-pleural fistula (TSAPF) is a rare complication of thoracic trauma. Late diagnosis is a problematic dilemma in these cases. Patients with thoracic injury have persistent pleural leakage, thoracic vertebral injury, pneumocephalus, urinary retention and paraplegia should alert the surgeon for TSAPF. Two cases of TSAPF due to gunshot injury are reported.