DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20214390

Recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax in pregnancy-a case report

Muhammad S. Shafique, Fatima Rauf, Hamza W. Bhatti, Noman A. Chaudhary, Muhammad Hanif

Abstract


Spontaneous pneumothorax during pregnancy is a rare but a serious condition. The typical symptoms of spontaneous pneumothorax include pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath. Diagnosis is usually made on chest X-ray with abdominal shielding. Management differs according to severity and no specific guidelines are described for management of spontaneous pneumothorax in pregnancy. We report a case of a 27-year-old multigravida, with insignificant past medical history for any respiratory illness, presenting with recurrent, left sided spontaneous pneumothorax during a single pregnancy. It was managed by chest tube thoracostomy each time and patient was discharged with tube till the delivery of the fetus.


Keywords


Spontaneous pneumothorax, Tube thoracostomy, Pregnancy, Case report

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