Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Tension Pneumothorax in Contralateral Lung during Left Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Upper Lobectomy

Karim Morcos*, Sanjeet Singh, William Reeve and Mohammed Asif

Golden Jubilee National Hospital, National Waiting Times Centre, UK

*Correspondance to: Karim Morcos 

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Abstract

A Contralateral pneumothorax during surgery is a life=threatening emergency. We experienced a case of intraoperative right tension pneumothorax during a left sided lobectomy in a patient with multiple bullae, the discerning symptoms noted intraoperatively and the management of such an emergency.

Citation:

Morcos K, Singh S, Reeve W, Asif M. Tension Pneumothorax in Contralateral Lung during Left Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Upper Lobectomy. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1274.

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