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Postoperative lobar torsion and gangrene.
  1. M V Kelly, 2nd,
  2. E R Kyger,
  3. W C Miller


    Following left upper lobectomy for a pulmonary nodule, complete 180-degree torsion of the left lower lobe with haemorrhagic infarction occurred. Despite re-exploration within 24 hours of the initial procedure the patient died. Postoperative torsion requires early diagnosis and resection of the gangrenous tissue.

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