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IMAJ | volume 25

Journal 9, September 2023
pages: 635-636

Tension Pneumothorax Complicating Routine Pediatric Adenoid Surgery: A Case Report

1 Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Safed, Israel 2 Department of Otolaryngology, alilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel 3 Department of Anesthesia, alilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel 4 Department of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya, Israel


Adenoid surgery (adenoidectomy) is one of the most common pediatric surgical procedures. Complications of this surgery include anesthetic issues, bleeding, pain, dysphagia, and velopharyngeal insufficiency. The intraoperative complications are usually the most urgent and therefore require prompt identification and resolution. Tension pneumothorax (TPX) is a rare intraoperative. We present the first case in the English literature, to the best of our knowledge, of TPX during adenoid/tonsil surgery.

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