Pulmonary radiofrequency ablation complicated by tension pneumothorax

Ben Moreno, Albert A Nemcek Jr

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Abstract

Pneumothorax is a common complication of radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary lesions. During a treatment session, a moderate pneumothorax was initially managed by placement of a pigtail catheter. Due to technical considerations, ablation of the lesion was not performed; given resolution of the pneumothorax, the pigtail catheter was removed. However, after a short time, the patient's vital signs abruptly deteriorated and the diagnosis of tension pneumothorax was made clinically. A small-gauge catheter was emergently inserted with prompt improvement in the patient's condition, and a chest tube was subsequently placed via this access in the interventional department for definitive treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2011

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Keywords

  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • pneumothorax
  • thoracic interventions

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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In: Seminars in Interventional Radiology, Vol. 28, No. 2, 24.06.2011, p. 183-186.

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