Jay B. Brodsky

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  • Intraoperative contralateral tension pneumothorax during pneumonectomy ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA Finlayson, G. N., Chiang, A. B., Brodsky, J. B., Cannon, W. B. 2008; 106 (1): 58-60


    Unrecognized tension pneumothorax can have catastrophic consequences. We report a case of a patient who developed a contralateral tension pneumothorax during thoracotomy without the classic signs of marked hypoxemia and hemodynamic instability. A tension pneumothorax should be considered in any patient who develops high peak inspiratory pressures during one-lung ventilation with an open chest, even in the absence of the classic signs of hypoxemia and hypotension.

    View details for DOI 10.1213/01.ane.0000287685.02860.47

    View details for Web of Science ID 000251824300009

    View details for PubMedID 18165551

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