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abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung

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[4] Catamenial pneumothorax has an incidence of 3 - 6% in women with spontaneous pneumothoraces, and is right sided in the vast majority of cases (95%).
Complications were categorized as insertional (for example, lung or other organ laceration or perforation, hemorrhage), positional (for example, extrathoracic placement, persistent hemothoraces, or pneumothoraces), or infective (for example, minor wound infection and empyema thoracic).
With most primary spontaneous pneumothoraces (PSPs), the victims are tall, thin white males and persons who avidly smoke and who have a family history of lung problems.
However, she had a family history of pneumothoraces in her father and brother.
Kipple, "Bilateral tension pneumothoraces and subcutaneous emphysema following colonoscopic polypectomy: a case report and discussion of anesthesia considerations," AANA Journal, vol.
Treatment of pneumothoraces utilizing small caliber chest tubes.
(1) Large spontaneous pneumothoraces: emergency room (ER) insertion of large bore chest tubes (>14 F) was followed by inpatient admission and general/thoracic surgery consultation.
Malthaner, "Video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy and talc poudrage for spontaneous pneumothoraces: effect on short-term lung function," Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.
Past medical history was significant for two remote spontaneous pneumothoraces, but the patient stated that his current symptoms felt unrelated.
Alternative solutions include packed red blood cells without requirement to be refrigerated, Canadian officials explained, which could be used to assist in the treatment of compressible haemorrhages and tension pneumothoraces (collapsed lung) as well as the securing of an airway: "There may be a role for establishing an FWB transfusion capability for special forces soldiers who deploy on high-risk missions to austere locations.
A variety of pleural disorders including, but not limited to pleural transudates, pleural infections, malignant effusions and pneumothoraces are commonly encountered in busy pulmonary practice both in out-patients and hospitalized population1.
Some of these patients had pneumothoraces. The mortality rate for patients who had used paraquat in a suicide attempt was 96% (26/27), while that after accidental ingestion was 40% (6/15).
Intravenous drug abusers, cardiac device carriers and immunosuppressed patients are at maximum risk for right sided endocarditis [1] Right-sided IE should be suspected in the presence of fever, recurrent respiratory events, anaemia, and microscopic haematuria [3] A high index of suspicion will lead to early recognition and prompt treatment which can reduce complications like pulmonary infarction, abscesses, bilateral pneumothoraces, pleural effusion, and empyema.
Here, we report a patient who developed bilateral pneumothoraces and pneumomediastinum during thyroid surgery with neck dissection.
However, PCP has also been described to present infrequently with additional findings including cystic lung disease, pneumothoraces, and nodules, among other patterns [2, 3, 13].