A postpneumonectomy patient with latrogenic pneumothorax

Bruce Adams

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Contralateral pneumothorax after pneumonectomy is a rare but potentially catastrophic complication. Described here is a pneumothorax in the left hemithorax of a postpneumonectomy patient occurring after internal jugular vein catheterization. Chest radiographs before and after chest tube thoracostomy are presented. Ramifications of diagnosis and management of this condition are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)XXV-XXVI
JournalInternet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000


  • Ards
  • Cardiac
  • Cardiopulmonary support
  • Critical care
  • Education
  • Emergency medicine
  • Hemodynamics
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Intensivecare unit
  • Medicine
  • Multiorgan failure
  • Neuro
  • Patient care
  • Pediatric
  • Respiratory failure
  • Surgical i
  • Ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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