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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 18, No. 2, 2011, pp. 74-77
Bioline Code: mj11026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2011, pp. 74-77

 en Clavicle Fracture and Subclavian Vessels Disruption with Massive Haemothorax Mimic Intrathoracic Injury
Faisham, Wan Ismail; Mohammad, Paiman; Juhara, Haron; Munirah, Nik Mahdi; Shamsulkamaruljan, Hassan & Ziyadi, Ghazali Mohamad

Abstract

We report a case of open fracture of the clavicle with subclavian artery and vein laceration and perforation of the parietal pleural below the first rib that caused massive haemothorax. Emergency thoracotomy and exploration followed by repair of both vessels were able to salvage the patient and the extremity.

Keywords
bone fractures, clavicle, haemothorax, subclavian artery, trauma

 
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