Life-threatening hemorrhage during removal of a Nuss bar associated with sternal erosion

David M. Notrica, Lisa E. McMahon, Kevin N. Johnson, Daniel A. Velez, Leigh C. McGill, Dawn E. Jaroszewski

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Abstract

We present a case of life-threatening hemorrhage occurring during Nuss bar removal without obvious cardiac or major vascular injury. A 19-year-old woman with marfanoid features had undergone a Nuss procedure 3 years earlier for a pectus index of 7.2. A lateral chest radiograph revealed erosion of the upper bar into the sternum. During surgery, a 3.5-L blood loss occurred after removal of the eroded bar. This case provided many opportunities to improve preparedness for bar removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1104-1106
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume98
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Notrica, D. M., McMahon, L. E., Johnson, K. N., Velez, D. A., McGill, L. C., & Jaroszewski, D. E. (2014). Life-threatening hemorrhage during removal of a Nuss bar associated with sternal erosion. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 98(3), 1104-1106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.10.097

Life-threatening hemorrhage during removal of a Nuss bar associated with sternal erosion. / Notrica, David M.; McMahon, Lisa E.; Johnson, Kevin N.; Velez, Daniel A.; McGill, Leigh C.; Jaroszewski, Dawn E.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 98, No. 3, 2014, p. 1104-1106.

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Notrica, DM, McMahon, LE, Johnson, KN, Velez, DA, McGill, LC & Jaroszewski, DE 2014, 'Life-threatening hemorrhage during removal of a Nuss bar associated with sternal erosion', Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 98, no. 3, pp. 1104-1106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.10.097
Notrica, David M. ; McMahon, Lisa E. ; Johnson, Kevin N. ; Velez, Daniel A. ; McGill, Leigh C. ; Jaroszewski, Dawn E. / Life-threatening hemorrhage during removal of a Nuss bar associated with sternal erosion. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2014 ; Vol. 98, No. 3. pp. 1104-1106.
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