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Atraumatic lung hernia: A rare complication of minimally invasive surgical atrial fibrillation ablation


Lung herniation after minimally invasive thoracoscopic pulmonary vein ablation has never been described before so far. We report for the first time, of its incidence in a 62-year-old patient, 6 weeks after a minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) for atrial fibrillation ablation. We suggest that even after MICS, a high resolution computerized tomography scan should be performed in patients presenting with breathing difficulty and chest pain to rule out this condition too, other than pulmonary vein stenosis.

Credits: Narendra kumar,MD; Laurent Pison, MD; Mark la Meir, MD, PhD; Harry Crijns , MD, PhD; Jos Maessen, MD, PhD



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