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A Missed Traumatic Haemo-Pneumothorax under General Anaesthesia - Case Report


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1 Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru, India

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.

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Traumatic, Haemo-Pneumothorax, General Anesthesia.
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Ajay Basarigidad
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru, India
S. Padmanabha
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru, India

Abstract


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.

Keywords


Traumatic, Haemo-Pneumothorax, General Anesthesia.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP036