Recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax in pregnancy - a case report and review of literature
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Spontaneous pneumothorax in pregnancy is a rare and life-threatening condition. In this report, a case of spontaneous pneumothorax occurring at 34 weeks' gestation in a healthy 34-year-old primigravida is described. She had typical complaints of chest pain and dyspnoea and diagnosis was made by chest X-ray which showed an extensive pneumothorax in the right side. Pneumothorax recurred twice over approximately three weeks. A caesarean section secondary to small pelvic parameters was scheduled with the chest tube in situ and a healthy 2.5 kg female infant was delivered. We discuss spontaneous pneumothorax during pregnancy and review the literature.
Lateef N, Dawood M, Sharma K, Tauseef A, Munir MA, Godbout E. Recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax in pregnancy - a case report and review of literature. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2018 Jun 12;8(3):115-118. doi: 10.1080/20009666.2018.1472514. PMID: 29915647; PMCID: PMC5998285.