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Perforation of the pulmonary artery requiring pneumonectomy after the use of a flow-directed (Swan-Ganz) catheter
  1. Miecrylow M Deren,
  2. Paul G Barash,
  3. Graeme L Hammond,
  4. Teodoro Saieh
  1. Department of Surgery and Anesthesia, Yale Medical School, and the Surgical and Anesthesia Services, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA


    A case of pulmonary artery perforation by a flow-directed balloon-tipped catheter necessitated pneumonectomy. Predisposing conditions are discussed and conclusions made on the basis of this case and previous reports.

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