[Tension pneumothorax as anaesthesia complication - report on 3 cases (author's transl)]

Anaesthesist. 1975 Apr;24(4):183-4.
[Article in German]

Abstract

Three cases of tension pneumothorax during anesthesia are reported. The symptoms, difficulty to ventilation, unusual, decreased or absent chest movements and breath sounds, rapid onset of circulatory collapse. Decompression of the pleural cavity by puncture or thoracotomy is lifesaving.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, Inhalation / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Heart Massage
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nitrous Oxide / adverse effects
  • Oxygen / adverse effects
  • Pneumothorax / etiology*
  • Pneumothorax / therapy
  • Succinylcholine / adverse effects
  • Thiopental / adverse effects

Substances

  • Succinylcholine
  • Thiopental
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oxygen