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PNEUMOTHORAX AFTER SUPRACLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK: A CASE REPORT

Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr Vijay Chandak, Dr. Amol Singham.

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Pneumothorax is a complication which is observed oftenly when
supraclavicular block is performed using paresthesia technique. It is also observed when the procedure is
performed using nerve stimulator technique.
CASE REPORT: We report a case of 45 year old male patient posted for distal end radius fracture with ASA
grade 2. Supraclavicular block was performed using nerve stimulator and paresthesia technique after taking
multiple pricks.
CONCLUSION: Multimodal approach diagnosis is superior to single method for diagnosing pneumothorax.
Suspected cases should be monitored for at least 24 hours for early identification and intervention.
Brachial plexus block is the most preferred technique for upper limb surgeries[1]. One of the commonest
complication following supraclavicular approach is pneumothorax[2,3]. Other less frequent complication
includes hematoma, phrenic nerve block, horner syndrome[4]. The pneumothorax can aggravate suddenly
especially when patient is under general anaesthesia with nitrous oxide and sevoflurane used as volatile
anaesthetics[5].
Here the case is presented in which the patient developed symptoms of pneumothorax 12 hours after the
procedure of supraclavicular block.


 
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Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr Vijay Chandak, Dr. Amol Singham. PNEUMOTHORAX AFTER SUPRACLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK: A CASE REPORT. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5741-5743. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.666


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Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr Vijay Chandak, Dr. Amol Singham. PNEUMOTHORAX AFTER SUPRACLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK: A CASE REPORT. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5741-5743. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.666



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Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr Vijay Chandak, Dr. Amol Singham. PNEUMOTHORAX AFTER SUPRACLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK: A CASE REPORT. JCR. (2020), [cited September 14, 2020]; 7(19): 5741-5743. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.666



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Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr Vijay Chandak, Dr. Amol Singham (2020) PNEUMOTHORAX AFTER SUPRACLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK: A CASE REPORT. JCR, 7 (19), 5741-5743. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.666



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Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr Vijay Chandak, Dr. Amol Singham. 2020. PNEUMOTHORAX AFTER SUPRACLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5741-5743. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.666



Chicago Style

Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr Vijay Chandak, Dr. Amol Singham. "PNEUMOTHORAX AFTER SUPRACLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK: A CASE REPORT." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 5741-5743. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.666



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Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr Vijay Chandak, Dr. Amol Singham. "PNEUMOTHORAX AFTER SUPRACLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK: A CASE REPORT." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 5741-5743. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.666



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr Vijay Chandak, Dr. Amol Singham (2020) PNEUMOTHORAX AFTER SUPRACLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5741-5743. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.666