0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Pneumothorax Following Subdiaphragmatic Surgery

William K. Hamilton, MD
JAMA. 1968;204(3):255-256. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140160065018.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

The following four cases are presented as evidence that "unusual" complications occur with surprising frequency.

Report of Cases 

Case 1.—  A 21-year-old man in excellent health was anesthetized for a nephrectomy on the left side. The operation was performed to obtain a kidney for transplant to a sibling. The patient was of small stature and presented no unusual problem for the surgeon or anesthetist. The operation was performed without event with the patient in the lateral position and with the kidney rest elevated. A subcostal incision on the left side was utilized and the 11th rib resected. Anesthesia was accomplished with fluroxene supplemented by tubocurarine chloride. Respiration was manually controlled. Near the termination of the procedure, the surgeon requested hyperinflation of the lungs. This was accomplished easily and revealed nothing unusual. When the incision was closed, atropine sulfate and neostigmine methylsulfate were administered until curarization was satisfactorily reversed. The endotracheal

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();