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Atypical extravasation of contrast medium in massive extrapleural haematoma due to cardiac massage without rib fracture
  1. S Morita1,
  2. J Koizumi2,
  3. K Sakurai1,
  4. M Amino3,
  5. K Yoshioka3,
  6. Y Nakagawa1,
  7. I Yamamoto1,
  8. S Inokuchi1
  1. 1
    Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan
  2. 2
    Department of Radiology, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan
  3. 3
    Department of Cardiology, Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr S Morita, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, 143 Shimokasuya Isehara City, Kanagawa 259-1193, Japan; morita{at}is.icc.u-tokai.ac.jp

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A 72-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a diagnosis of inferior myocardial infarction. During intervention with heparin, ventricular fibrillation suddenly occurred. Twelve minutes after resuscitation he was successfully defibrillated with cardiac massage and defibrillation therapy. His respiratory condition progressively worsened and the …

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