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


Abes M., Sarihan H.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.43, no.4, pp.563-565, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.563-565

Abstract

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.