Unexpected Hypertensive Pneumothorax after Digestive Upper Endoscopy: A Case Report


We report an unexpected massive left pneumothorax at the end of a digestive upper endoscopy without evidences of perforation or airway over-pressure. The possible air passage through a diaphragmatic failing is discussed.

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G. Zagli, R. Spina, S. Batacchi, G. Freschi, M. Acquafresca, A. Taddei and A. Peris, "Unexpected Hypertensive Pneumothorax after Digestive Upper Endoscopy: A Case Report," Open Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 183-184. doi: 10.4236/ojanes.2012.24041.

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