Bilateral pneumothoraces after unilateral transthoracic needle biopsy of a lung nodule Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hypoxia
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Intubation, Intratracheal
  • Respiration, Artificial

abstract

  • The occurrence of pneumothorax after an invasive transthoracic procedure is a well-known complication. Less well-recognized is the occurrence of bilateral pneumothoraces after a unilateral intervention with a potential for life-threatening consequences in patients who have undergone median sternotomies. We present a patient who had undergone a thymoma resection in the remote past and developed bilateral pneumothoraces after undergoing transthoracic needle biopsy of a right lung nodule.

publication date

  • April 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.123.4.1297

PubMed ID

  • 12684327

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1297

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 123

number

  • 4