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Laparoscopy-induced pneumothorax after laparoscopic nephrectomy

Deyan Anakievski

Abstract

Pneumothorax is a clinical entity characterized by abnormal collection of air or gases in the pleural space that separate the lung from the chest wall and may interfere with normal breathing.

Pneumothoraces can be caused either by trauma to the chest, or as a complication of medical practice. More specifically, pneumothorax can be induced as a result of surgical intervention and laparoscopic procedures. The typical symptoms of pneumothorax are, among others, chest pain and shortness of breath. We present a case of laparoscopy-induced pneumothorax during laparoscopic nephrectomy


Keywords

pneumothorax, laparoscopy, nephrectomy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/hl.v19i3-4.3560

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