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Delayed Pneumothorax: A Potential Complication Of Transbronchial Lung Biopsy.

07:00 EST 28th February 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Delayed Pneumothorax: A Potential Complication Of Transbronchial Lung Biopsy."

The purpose of this article is to report a case of secondary tension pneumothorax presenting seven weeks post Transbronchial Lung biopsy. A 62 year old male with a known history of germ cell tumor was found to have a left-sided pneumothorax which later complicated to a tension pneumothorax.To the best of our knowledge this is the second case being reported for a delayed pneumothorax post a Transbronchial Lung Biopsy .The purpose of this case report is to create awareness among physicians to consider this diagnosis even at a later stage and the importance of patient education regarding the signs and symptoms of pneumothorax. Our case adds to the medical literature, a new presentation of a rare complication of delayed pneumothorax post TBB.

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Name: Respiratory medicine case reports
ISSN: 2213-0071
Pages: 170-172

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