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Kim, E.S., Sohn, S.T. and Kang, J.Y. (2006) Simultaneous Bilateral Spontaneous Pneumothorax. The Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 39, 475-478.

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  • TITLE: Spontaneous Bilateral Pneumothorax with Recurrent Pneumothorax: A Case Report

    AUTHORS: Anwar Ali Jamali, Ghulam Mustafa Jamali, Bhojo Mal Tanwani, Niaz Hussain Jamali, Ameer Ali Jamali, Arslan Ahmer Rajput

    KEYWORDS: Bilateral Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Recurrent Pneumothorax

    JOURNAL NAME: Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, Vol.7 No.3, March 9, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Aim: To report a rare case of spontaneous bilateral pneumothorax with recurrent pneumothorax. Background: Spontaneous bilateral pneumothorax is medical and surgical emergency. It is presence of free air in the bilateral pleural spaces. It rarely occurs at any age but usually young age without apparent precipitating etiology in healthy subjects without any existing pathology. Case Report: In present case, a non smoker, uneducated, young housewife was received in emergency in critical condition and admitted in Intensive Care Unit directly, Peoples Medical university Hospital, Nawabshah, and Sindh, Pakistan. She felt difficulty in breath and after few moments she complained chest pain on right side of chest. They rushed in emergency in Peoples Medical University hospital and diagnosed as case of pneumothorax and at the same time her symptoms started worsening and she developed central cyanosis. In emergency chest X-ray was done showing bilateral pneumothorax, patient developed respiratory distress, emergency bilateral chest intubation was done and due to SO2 drop. Patient was kept on mechanical ventilation. After 24 hours she was weaned off and she was vitally in stable state and shifted in medical department and after 2 weeks she was discharged well. After 3 days of discharge she again came in emergency X-ray shown right sided recurrent pneumothorax, chest intubation done and she was referred to Oojha Institute of Chest Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan for further management and Pleurodesis. Conclusion: Bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax is medical and surgical emergency, diagnosis is thru clinical history, examination of chest and X-ray chest. Prompt diagnosis and management with chest intubation bilaterally and supportive treatment may decrease the morbidity in these critical cases.