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JBRA Assist Reprod ; 25(4): 647-649, 2021 10 04.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1368015


Spontaneous hemothorax is a rare disorder characterized by pleural fluid hematocrit greater than 50% of the peripheral blood hematocrit without natural or iatrogenic trauma to the lungs or pleural space. Since the first case of COVID-19, more than 85 million cases have been confirmed and most patients have sustained symptoms after more than six months of acute infection. This paper reports the case of a 38-year-old woman without signs of endometriosis and a history of COVID-19 infection who developed spontaneous hemothorax after oocyte retrieval. Three months before undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment, the patient had a symptomatic COVID-19 infection with a negative PCR test and a positive IgG test four weeks after the onset of symptoms. Controlled ovarian stimulation and oocyte retrieval were conducted uneventfully. Two hours after oocyte retrieval, the patient developed nausea and mild hypogastric pain. Ten hours after the procedure, the patient went to the emergency department with abdominal pain. Chest computed tomography scans revealed moderate right pleural effusion and laminar left pleural effusion. Since the patient had respiratory symptoms, the choice was made to drain the pleural fluid. Fluid analysis confirmed the patient had right hemothorax (400 mL). After drainage, the patient's clinical and imaging signs improved gradually without complications. The patient was asymptomatic one week after the procedure.

COVID-19/complications , Hemothorax , Oocyte Retrieval/adverse effects , Adult , Female , Hemothorax/diagnosis , Hemothorax/etiology , Hemothorax/pathology , Humans , SARS-CoV-2 , Thorax/diagnostic imaging , Thorax/pathology , Tomography, X-Ray Computed
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg ; 162(6): 1654-1664, 2021 12.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1108501


OBJECTIVE: As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic continues, appropriate management of thoracic complications from Coronavirus Disease 2019 needs to be determined. Our objective is to evaluate which complications occurring in patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 require thoracic surgery and to report the early outcomes. METHODS: This study is a single-institution retrospective case series at New York University Langone Health Manhattan campus evaluating patients with confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 infection who were hospitalized and required thoracic surgery from March 13 to July 18, 2020. RESULTS: From March 13 to August 8, 2020, 1954 patients were admitted to New York University Langone Health for Coronavirus Disease 2019. Of these patients, 13 (0.7%) required thoracic surgery. Two patients (15%) required surgery for complicated pneumothoraces, 5 patients (38%) underwent pneumatocele resection, 1 patient (8%) had an empyema requiring decortication, and 5 patients (38%) developed a hemothorax that required surgery. Three patients (23%) died after surgery, 9 patients (69%) were discharged, and 1 patient (8%) remains in the hospital. No healthcare providers were positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 after the surgeries. CONCLUSIONS: Given the 77% survival, with a majority of patients already discharged from the hospital, thoracic surgery is feasible for the small percent of patients hospitalized with Coronavirus Disease 2019 who underwent surgery for complex pneumothorax, pneumatocele, empyema, or hemothorax. Our experience also supports the safety of surgical intervention for healthcare providers who operate on patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019.

COVID-19/surgery , Empyema, Pleural/surgery , Hemothorax/surgery , Pandemics , Pneumothorax/surgery , Thoracic Surgical Procedures/methods , Adult , Aged , COVID-19/complications , COVID-19/epidemiology , Empyema, Pleural/diagnosis , Empyema, Pleural/etiology , Female , Follow-Up Studies , Hemothorax/diagnosis , Hemothorax/etiology , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , New York/epidemiology , Pneumothorax/diagnosis , Pneumothorax/etiology , RNA, Viral/analysis , Retrospective Studies , SARS-CoV-2/genetics , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Treatment Outcome