CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 500-503

Missed post-traumatic haemopneumothorax under general anaesthesia – A case report


1 Junior Resident in Anaesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
2 Assistant Professor in Anaesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
3 Senior Resident in Anaesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

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Laxmi Shenoy
Assistant Professor in Anaesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
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Chest trauma is an important factor that determines the morbidity and mortality in patients admitted with polytrauma. Impeccable clinical examination and chest x-ray is a must in all trauma patients to rule out major chest injuries. We present a case of undiagnosed haemopneumothorax in a haemodynamically stable child without obvious symptoms or signs of chest trauma posted for emergency lower limb surgery after road traffic accident.


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