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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1997;32(6):1028-1030.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1997.32.6.1028   
Delayed Pneumothorax During General Anesthesia after Chest Injury: A case report.
Joung Sung Kim, Jae Kun Cho, Keun Sang Lee, Kyu Chang Lee, Po Soon Kang
1Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Kon-Kuk University, Choongju, Korea.
2Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
A 62-year-old female patient was scheduled for emergent explo-laparotomy under general anesthesia because of traffic accident. Preoperative checked chest x-ray showed multiple fractures of the ribs but didn't show the sign of pneumothorax or hemothorax. she had no dyspnea. Compared with previous value(PaO2; 210.5 mmHg), Arterial PO2 value(PaO2; 143.0 mmHg) was reduced significantly two hours after starting general anesthesia. Chest x-ray was taken in the operating room, which showed pneumothorax in the right side lung. The patient was treated with immediate closed thoracostomy. She recovered uneventfully three days later with complete resorption of the pneumothorax.
Key Words: Lung; pneumothorax


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