Traumatic tension pneumothorax caused by Sylvester Palm frond

Hryhoriy Bohdanovych Zhoba, Wesley Blake Vanderlan


Traumatic tension pneumothoraces can result from blunt or penetrating trauma.  We present a case of a 48-year-old man that was diagnosed with traumatic tension pneumothorax following anterior penetrating left hemithorax trauma from a Sylvester Palm frond thorn.  Prior reports of traumatic tension pneumothoraces resulting from Sylvester Palm frond thorns were not found in the surveyed literature.  

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Case Studies in Surgery  ISSN 2377-7311(Print)  ISSN 2377-732X(Online)

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