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Patient Suffers Severe Shoulder Injury During Surgery THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

Patient Suffers Severe Shoulder Injury During Surgery

…  his ability to move. The patient was diagnosed with severe thoracic outlet syndrome in his arm, and the thoracic surgeon treating him recommended that he undergo surgery to rectify the condition. Surgery was performed as recommended. During …

Patient Receives Unnecessary Lobectomy THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

Patient Receives Unnecessary Lobectomy

This case involves a male patient in his early sixties who underwent a routine chest x-ray. The x-ray revealed an area of density and a subsequent CAT scan was performed. The CAT scan revealed a nodular opacity in the right upper lobe and a PET scan was re …

Spinal orthopedic surgery expert witness on advises on post-surgical infection THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  spinal orthopedic surgery expert witness on advises on a case involving a forty-five year old male patient who underwent cervical fusion surgery. The patient from Rhode Island was discharged shortly following the …  no signs of any abscesses. Three hours later an MRI of the thoracic and lumbar spine was conducted which revealed an epidural spinal …

Patient paralyzed after misdiagnosis of an epidural abscess THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  spine infection. An MRI of the patient’s cervical and thoracic spines was ordered due to continued pain which now included neck and upper thoracic pain. The MRI of the cervical spine revealed an epidural abscess at C4-C6 levels requiring emergency surgery. After surgery the patient was ruled to be a permanent …

Patient Discharged With Tracheal Stenosis THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

Patient Discharged With Tracheal Stenosis

…  the major vessels in the thorax, which required extensive thoracic surgery. After being stabilized, the patient was discharged. Two days later, he …

Spinal Surgery Complications Result in Foot Drop and Paralysis THORACIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  Twenty years earlier, the patient had previous back surgery to the L3-L4 spine. The patient was referred to an orthopedic physician …  scan that showed an epidural hematoma that spread to the thoracic portion of the spine. The patient now has a foot drop, lower back …