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A Missed Traumatic Haemo-Pneumothorax under General Anaesthesia - Case Report
Rib fractures are the commonest injury following blunt thoracic trauma. Thorough clinical examination and a chest X-ray is a must in trauma victims to rule out rib fractures and associated complications. Immediate diagnosis of haemo-pneumothorax will facilitate urgent thoracocentesis and re expansion of the collapsed lung. We are presenting a case of a hemodynamically stable trauma victim with an undetected haemo-pneumothorax preoperatively, who was administered general anaesthesia with positive pressure ventilation and nitrous oxide.
Traumatic, Haemo-Pneumothorax, General Anesthesia.
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