ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Air leaks in COVID-19 pneumonia
Oğuzhan Kayhan1, Oktay Demirkıran1, Seval Ürkmez1, Yalım Dikmen1
1Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2022.20763
The novel coronavirus infection 2019 (COVID-19), which was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and caused a pandemic, is mostly survived with mild symptoms, while invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation support is required in some patients. Pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema may develop in COVID-19 patients. In this study, cases of pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema in patients who were followed in the intensive care unit with the diagnosis of COVID-19 were evaluated. In conclusion, although rare, these complications can be fatal and increase the severity of the disease, which already has a high mortality rate in the intensive care unit. Early detection and management of these complications can reduce morbidity and mortality.
Keywords : COVID-19, pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, subcutaneous emphysema
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