Management of Common Complications Following Thoracic Surgery

  • Andrew D. Friedrich


Epidemiological studies of thoracic surgical procedures have demonstrated three broad categories of postoperative complications that occur most commonly.


Mechanical and hypoxic respiratory failure Acute lung injury and pneumonia atrial fibrillation Myocardial infarction Bronchopleural fistula Hylothorax Anastamotic leak Vocal cord paralysis Lobar torsion Atelectasis Air leaks Subcutaneous emphysema Chylothorax 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew D. Friedrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Cincinnati HospitalCincinnatiUSA

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