Article Abstract

Multidisciplinary team approach on a case of bilateral tension pneumothorax

Authors: Xiaodong Li, Xiaofen Su, Baofu Chen, Haijun Yao, Yuetian Yu, Xuefeng Leng, Qiang Lu, Chunguang Wang, Juanjuan Lei, Kurt Ruetzler, Hiran C. Fernando, Sebastien Gilbert, Yeung Ching, Pier Luigi Filosso, Jianfei Shen, Chengchu Zhu, Written on behalf of AME Thoracic Surgery Collaborative Group


A 63-year-old male patient was admitted to a local hospital with a four day history of bilateral chest tightness and pain without any recognizable cause. The symptoms worsened after physical activities, along with shortness of breath. At hospital admission, bilateral tension pneumothorax was diagnosed and emergency bilateral closed-chest drainage was performed; however, the symptoms did not improve. Patient was then he transferred to the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province for further evaluation and treatment.