13-19] The most common reported adverse events were pneumothoraces
(5-10%), mild haemoptysis (2-6%) and exacerbations of underlying COPD (8-40%).
Recently, people have been reported developing primary spontaneous pneumothoraces
from driving cars rigged with 1,000-wattbass boxes, and standing near speakers at rock concerts.
Chest x-ray confirmed bilateral pneumothoraces
, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema (Figure 1).
The additional evaluation for pneumothoraces
led to the development of the extended FAST (EFAST) and can be used in abdominal (blunt) and chest (blunt and penetrating) trauma.
Cavitary mass lesion and recurrent pneumothoraces
due to Paragonimus kellicotti infection: North American paragonimiasis.
All 12 patients were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), where 10 were mechanically ventilated; none developed pneumothoraces
Colon perforation, bilateral, pneumothoraces
, pneumopericardium, pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema complicating colonoscopic polypectomy: anatomic and management consideration.
Table 1 Contraindications to VHI or MHI Conditions Acute pulmonary oedemas Severe bronchospasm Haemoptysis Documented cystic lung changes (bullae or blebs) Subcutaneous emphysema Undrained pneumothoraces
or intercostal catheter with air leak Obstructing airway tumour or lung tumour Bronchopleural fistula Patients requiring nitric oxide or prostaglandins infusions Coagulopathic conditions Physiological parameters Respiratory PEEP (>10 cm[H.
TCCC is focused on causes of preventable death on the battlefield and has a greater emphasis on tourniquets (combat application tourniquets), hemostatic dressings (Combat Gauze, Combat Medical Systems, Fayetteville, NC), needle decompression of tension pneumothoraces
, and surgical airways.
They included three pneumothoraces
, which were treated in the recovery unit with needle decompression, an esophageal perforation that was recognized and repaired intraoperatively, and an esophageal perforation that was noted on postoperative day 2 and required a reoperation.
There were 3 and 2 incidents of pneumothoraces
and hemothoraces are well-recognized injuries resulting from a variety of traumatic events, quite often requiring placement of one or more thoracostomy tubes.