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Delayed postoperative bleeding following lobectomy caused by the sharp tip of a suture: a case report

Authors
  • Kawamura, Tomoyuki1
  • Suzuki, Hisashi1
  • Kiyoshima, Moriyuki1
  • 1 Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital, 6528 Koibuchi, Kasama, Ibaraki, 309-1793, Japan , Kasama (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Case Reports
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication Date
Oct 06, 2020
Volume
6
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s40792-020-01039-w
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

BackgroundPostoperative bleeding is a rare but serious complication occasionally caused by hard surgical materials, such as staples. Postoperative hemorrhage caused by sutures is very rare.Case presentationA 75-year-old man with lung cancer underwent right lower lobectomy. Eleven days after surgery, he developed a haemothorax. Emergency thoracotomy revealed arterial bleeding from a pinhole injury in the parietal pleura caused by a monofilament non-absorbable suture tip used during the initial surgery.ConclusionsPostoperative bleeding is a serious complication, and as sutures are often used in surgery, it is important to be cautious while using this material.

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