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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Urology
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Gynecological Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1514.Case Report | Open Access

Control of Mild Bleeding During VATS Lobectomy Resulting in Pulseless Electrical Activity - Proposed Mechanism

Pines Guy, Elami Amir, Oppenheim Amit and Bar Ilan

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot and Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel

*Correspondance to: Guy Pines 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1514


The feasibility and safety of VATS lobectomy for lung cancer is well established. Herein we describe a case of intraoperative PEA during VATS while controlling minor intraoperative bleeding from a pulmonary artery injury, most probably caused by direct pressure over the hilum resulting in tension pneumothorax like obstructive shock. Circulation was restored shortly after the pressure was relieved and substituted with a vascular clamp. This mechanism has not been described before.


Lobectomy; Pulseless electrical activity; VATS surgery

Cite the article

Guy P, Amir E, Amit O, Ilan B. Control of Mild Bleeding During VATS Lobectomy Resulting in Pulseless Electrical Activity - Proposed Mechanism. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1514.

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