A case report of tardive subcutaneous emphysema in relation to iatrogenic pneumothorax

Christine Helene Opedal Ringvold, Ulla Moller Weinreich

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Abstrakt

Subcutaneous emphysema, the presence of air under the subcutaneous tissues, often arises in relation to pneumothorax, including iatrogenic pneumothorax. It can arise as a consequence of chest drain insertion and removal. This case report describes worsening of subcutaneous emphysema subsequent to chest drain removal, leading to tardive and life-threatening subcutaneous emphysema. There are few international guidelines describing chest drain removal and there are few reports describing tardive subcutaneous emphysema. These areas need further exploration using evidence-based research in order to develop a consensus on treatment options.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer2050313X19870970
TidsskriftSage Open Medical Case Reports
Vol/bind7
Antal sider3
ISSN2050-313X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2019

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