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Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2009;4(4):318-321.
Published online October 31, 2009.
Tension pneumothorax after arthroscopic shoulder surgery: A case report
Youngmin Lee, Kyoungjin Lee, Seunghyun Chung, Junyong In, Kyoung Ok Kim, Younsuk Lee, Hun Cho
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Ilsan Hospital, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Goyang, Korea. jsh@duih.org
Abstract
While arthroscopic shoulder surgery is considered relatively safe, complications have been reported.Though rare, pneumothorax has been reported in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery.Tension pneumothorax must be immediately recognized and treated due to its potentially life threatening consequences.The authors present a case of a patient who developed tension pneumothorax after arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and its anesthetic managements.
Key Words: Complications, Shoulder arthroscopic surgery, Tension pneumothorax


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