An 83-year-old patient with a left pulmonary adenocarcinoma was admitted to the hospital for ipsilateral stage 1 empyema. An ultrasound-guided drainage with a 14 Fr pigtail catheter was performed. In the hours after the drainage, she presented a state of shock with a hemoglobin drop of 30g/L. Initial hemodynamic instability quickly responded to intravenous saline perfusion.
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Published online: May 06, 2020
Accepted: March 17, 2020
Author contributions: All authors were the surgeons present during the emergency splenectomy. All authors participated in writing, editing, and finalizing the article.