Retrocardiac herniation of atelectatic lung into the opposite chest

John E. Moss, Emir Festic, John A. Odell

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Abstract

A 64-year-old man with a history of esophageal adenocarcinoma status postneoadjuvant therapy underwent esophagogastrectomy. Postoperatively he was found with increasing dyspnea and oxygen requirements. Computed tomography of the chest showed retrocardiac herniation of atelectatic lung into the contralateral hemithorax.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume93
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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