Delayed hypoxia during pediatric posterior spinal fusion secondary to intraoperative pneumothorax: Case report

Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jul 14;8(11):2273-2275. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.3095. eCollection 2020 Nov.


Rarely will a pneumothorax caused intraoperatively not manifest signs such as hypoxia, tachypnea, and tachycardia until later. If this occurs, diagnosis and treatment with needle decompression or chest tube must happen quickly for patient safety.

Keywords: hypoxia; pneumothorax; posterior spinal fusion.

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  • Case Reports