An unusual case of left chest stab wound.

C. Zebele, M. Gianoli, T. Elenbaas, P.R.G. Brink, A.A.J. van Zundert

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A 72-year-old man was admitted with one blade of a huge pair of shears in his left thorax. His hemodynamics deteriorated due to life-threatening vascular lesions. An urgent thoracotomy revealed several injuries to the intercostal vessels and left apical inferior lung lobe. The blade tip was stuck in the posterior chest wall, 2 cm adjacent to the descending aorta. The blade was removed, the lung was sutured, and the patient made a good recovery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-351
JournalAsian cardiovascular & thoracic annals.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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Zebele, C., Gianoli, M., Elenbaas, T., Brink, P. R. G., & van Zundert, A. A. J. (2011). An unusual case of left chest stab wound. Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals., 19, 349-351.