Elderly female admitted with shortness of breath and recent stroke
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CHEST TUBES The lungs are located in the thorax on either side of the heart and covered by a thin membrane called pleura. There are two layers to the pleura, and normally there is a trace amount of fluid in between the layers to allow efficient and effortless respiration. A pleural effusion is defined as […]
Excess of fluid surrounding the lungs in between the layers of the pleura is called pleural effusion. Pleura is a protective layer covering the lungs. The pleura is a double membrane that is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the lung’s exterior and lines the inside of the chest cavity. There is […]
Middle aged female with dyspnea, hypoxia, CHF. SpO2 ~85% despite high flow O2 CHF NYHA IV HF EF 25% Elevated RVSP (47/25 mmHg)
Lung cancer: -S/P Pneumonectomy -Multiple radiation treatments to the mediastinum -Presenting with swollen face, shortness of breath
S/P Complicated sleeve gastrectomy. Patient developed left pleural effusion requiring drainage. Due to inadequate drainage the drainage tube was upsized to a standard size surgical drainage chest tube at bedside. Post placement, active bright red bleeding from the tube.
NF-1, Enlarged subcostal fibroma presents to ED with acute drop in Hb, Shock.
Brief review of Interventional radiologist role in the management of lung cancer.