Pleural effusion after microtia reconstructive surgery: A case report

Yun-Hee Kim, Jin Namkung, Byung Gun Lim, Sam Hong Min, Hye Won Shin, Choon Hak Lim

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Abstract

Microtia reconstructive surgery is usually a multi-stage repair procedure that involves the use of cartilage and skin grafts. Complications can arise at both ear reconstruction sites and cartilage donor sites. In particular, pneumothorax, atelectasis, chest scars, and chest deformities are known to be associated with the harvesting of costal cartilage. However, delayed pleural effusion can also develop. Our patient complained of a cough and chest pain at 5 days postoperatively, and pleural effusion was detected by chest radiography. However, thoracentesis was not performed and the effusion resolved spontaneously and completely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume61
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1

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Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Pleural Effusion
Thorax
Cartilage
Pulmonary Atelectasis
Pneumothorax
Chest Pain
Cough
Radiography
Cicatrix
Ear
Tissue Donors
Transplants
Skin
Congenital Microtia

Keywords

  • Cartilage harvest
  • Microtia
  • Pleural effusion

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Pleural effusion after microtia reconstructive surgery : A case report. / Kim, Yun-Hee; Namkung, Jin; Lim, Byung Gun; Min, Sam Hong; Shin, Hye Won; Lim, Choon Hak.

In: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 61, No. 2, 01.08.2011, p. 166-168.

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