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

Christine Helene Opedal Ringvold, Ulla Moller Weinreich

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSage Open Medical Case Reports
Volume7
ISSN2050-313X
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Subcutaneous emphysema
  • pleural drainage

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A case report of tardive subcutaneous emphysema in relation to iatrogenic pneumothorax. / Ringvold, Christine Helene Opedal; Weinreich, Ulla Moller.

In: Sage Open Medical Case Reports, Vol. 7, 01.08.2019.

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