Case management of multiple trauma with humerus fracture and pneumothorax
Background: Trauma is a significant health problem and a leading cause of death in all age group.
Methodology: In this study, we describe anaesthetic management of polytrauma with pneumothorax in a 55 years old male with humerus fracture.
Result: Patient with multiple trauma with pneumothorax was safely anaesthetized with regional anaesthesia. This procedure also prevented progression of pneumothorax to tension pneumothorax.
Conclusion: Regional anaesthesia is a safe alternative of general anaesthesia in case of a patient with pneumothorax for the upper limb surgery.
Keywords: Supraclavicular Brachial plexus block, Axillary Brachial plexus block, Pneumothorax