CT-Guided Needle Aspiration of Pneumothorax from a Trigger Point Injection

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  • Nam Chull Paik MD,

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    1. Departments of Radiology
      Nam Chull Paik, MD, Department of Radiology, Arumdaun Wooldul Spine Hospital, 647-4 Sinjeong 2-dong, Nam-gu, Ulsan 680-828, Republic of Korea. Tel: 82-52-706-1121; Fax: 82-52-706-1112; E-mail: srsna@freechal.com.
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  • Jeong Wook Seo MD

    1. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Arumdaun Wooldul Spine Hospital, Ulsan, Republic of Korea
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Nam Chull Paik, MD, Department of Radiology, Arumdaun Wooldul Spine Hospital, 647-4 Sinjeong 2-dong, Nam-gu, Ulsan 680-828, Republic of Korea. Tel: 82-52-706-1121; Fax: 82-52-706-1112; E-mail: srsna@freechal.com.

Abstract

Objective.  The objective of this study was to present a case of trigger point injection-related pneumothorax treated by computed tomography (CT)-guided needle aspiration.

Design.  Case report.

Setting.  The study was set in a community hospital practice.

Patient.  The study consisted of a singlecase.

Intervention.  The intervention used for the study was CT-guided needle aspiration of the pneumothorax.

Results.  The result of the study was the successful evacuation of the pneumothorax and lung expansion.

Conclusion.  CT-guided needle aspiration is a viable management option for symptomatic patients with iatrogenic pneumothorax.

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