Case management of multiple trauma with humerus fracture and pneumothorax

  • Nirmal Kumar Gyawali Western Hospital Nepalgunj
  • Prastuti Sharma Nepalgunj Medical College, Kathmandu University, Nepal
Keywords: DOI: http://doi.org/10.3126/jkahs.v2i2.25182

Abstract

Abstract

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

Published
2019-08-13
How to Cite
Gyawali, N., & Sharma, P. (2019). Case management of multiple trauma with humerus fracture and pneumothorax. Journal of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, 2(2). Retrieved from https://jkahs.org.np/jkahs/index.php/jkahs/article/view/78