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Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
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Case Report

Spontaneous Tension Hemothorax in a Young Male with a Nuss Implant

Guorun Holm Jacobsen, Bodil Brandt and Sabrina Gade Ellesøe*

Department of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 København O, Denmark

Corresponding Author:
Sabrina Gade Ellesøe
Department of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9
2100 København O, Denmark
Tel: 004529925178
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: January 10, 2017; Accepted Date: February 16, 2017; Published Date: February 20, 2017

Citation: Jacobsen GH, Brandt B, Ellesøe SG (2017) Spontaneous Tension Hemothorax in a Young Male with a Nuss Implant. J Pulm Respir Med 6:394. doi: 10.4172/2161-105X.1000394

Copyright: © 2017 Jacobsen GH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


A 19-year-old male presented with upper abdominal pain, shortness of breath and loss of consciousness. X-rays revealed a tension hemothorax and a chest tube was inserted evacuating 2500 ml of blood. Bleeding in the tube ceased after the initial evacuation and the patient was monitored closely and could be discharged in good health on the second day after admission. We hypothesize, that the tension hemothorax was preceded by a spontaneous pneumothorax, which caused a tear in scar tissue following the Nuss procedure five months previously.