An unusual pulmonary perforation case after chest tube placement

Acta Chir Hung. 1999;38(3-4):231-3.


Pulmonary laceration is an uncommon complication of tube thoracostomy technique that is expected vigorous clinically and may be fatal. In this study, we report a case of pulmonary laceration owing to a tube thoracostomy, with no clinical signs, and detected incidentally on thorax computed tomography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chest Tubes / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Injury*
  • Male
  • Thoracostomy / adverse effects
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Wounds, Penetrating / diagnostic imaging
  • Wounds, Penetrating / etiology*