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J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2021;13(3): 258-262.
doi: 10.34172/jcvtr.2021.16
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Case Report

Expanding spontaneous pneumothorax in COVID-19 pneumonia: Case report and review of literature

Afshin Mohammadi 1 ORCID logo, Behdad Boroofeh 2, Alisa Mohebbi 3, Mohammad Mirza-Aghazadeh-Attari 4* ORCID logo

1 Department of Radiology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
3 Students’ Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Medical Radiation Sciences Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Mohammad Mirza-Aghazadeh-Attari, Email: m.aghazadeh75@yahoo.com


Coronavirus disease 2019 has presented itself with a variety of clinical signs and symptoms. One of these has been the accordance of spontaneous pneumothorax which in instances has caused rapid deterioration of patients. Furthermore pneumothorax may happen secondary to intubation and the resulting complications. Not enough is discussed regarding cases with COVID-19 related pneumothorax and proper management of these patients. The present article reports an elderly patient with spontaneous pneumothorax secondary to COVID-19 and reviews the existing literature.
Keywords: CT, Chest, Pneumothorax, COVID-19
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