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Korean J Anesthesiol. 1987 Oct;20(5):703-706. Korean. Original Article.
Kang KY , Youn HJ , Lee SK , Song HS .
Department of Anesthesiology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Chunju, Korea.
Abstract

Endotracheal intubation and tracheostomy may be an urgent, and essential procedure in cases of general anesthesia, airway obstruction, major head & neck surgery, etc, but it may cause many serious complications. The iuthors experienced a case of bilateral pneumothorax and generalized subcutaneous emphysema in a tracheostomized patient during general anesthesia with inhalation anesthetics. Herein the suthors present a case report and a review of the literature relating to the pneumothorax.

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