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Bilateral Pneumothorax Following Air Bag Deployment

Kenneth Morgenstern; Raymond Talucci; Marla S. Kaufman; Louis E. Samuels
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Affiliations: From the Department of General Surgery, Allegheny University Hospitals, Hahnemann Division, Philadelphia,  From the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allegheny University Hospitals, Hahnemann Division, Philadelphia

Louis Samuels, MD, Dept of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allegheny University Hospitals, Broad & Vine Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19102


1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1998;114(2):624-625. doi:10.1378/chest.114.2.624
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Abstract

Air bags have been shown to decrease mortality from automobile accidents. Herein is a unique case of bilateral pneumothorax following deployment and rupture of an air bag with no other associated chest trauma. One may posit that rupture of the air bag allowed high-pressure gases to be expelled into the patient's lungs resulting in explosive barotrauma.


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