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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


Immediate Onset Pneumothorax after Classical Approach to Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block- A Case Report


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Author Details : Umar Qadir Bacha, Hina Bashir, Rafia Hassan, Khawer Muneer, Masarat Ara

Volume : 2, Issue : 3, Year : 2015

Article Page : 184-187


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Abstract

Pneumothorax is the commonest complication of brachial plexus block using the supraclavicular approach. The onset of pneumothorax is usually delayed. In this case, we report the immediate onset of pneumothorax after an attempted supraclavicular block using the ‘Classical’ technique. This report highlights the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion of pneumothorax even in the immediate post block period.


Keywords: brachial plexus, supraclavicular block, pneumothorax

How to cite : Bacha U Q, Bashir H, Hassan R, Muneer K, Ara M, Immediate Onset Pneumothorax after Classical Approach to Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block- A Case Report. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2015;2(3):184-187

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