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Missed post-traumatic haemopneumothorax under general anaesthesia – A case report

Nayana Nemani, Laxmi Shenoy, Priyanka Kini, Nithin Mathews

Keywords : General anaesthesia, haemopneumothorax, positive pressure ventilation, trauma

Citation Information : Nemani N, Shenoy L, Kini P, Mathews N. Missed post-traumatic haemopneumothorax under general anaesthesia – A case report. Indian J Respir Care 2014; 3 (2):500-503.

DOI: 10.5005/ijrc-3-2-500

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Published Online: 30-11-2022

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Chest trauma is an important factor that determines the morbidity and mortality in patients admitted with polytrauma. Impeccable clinical examination and chest x-ray is a must in all trauma patients to rule out major chest injuries. We present a case of undiagnosed haemopneumothorax in a haemodynamically stable child without obvious symptoms or signs of chest trauma posted for emergency lower limb surgery after road traffic accident.

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