Occurrence of bilateral pneumothorax during tracheostomy in a patient with deep neck infection

  • Kang, Sang-Hoon (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital) ;
  • Won, Yu-Jin (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital) ;
  • Chang, Jung Hyun (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, National Health Insurance Service Ilsan Hospital)
  • Received : 2016.05.30
  • Accepted : 2016.06.17
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Infection that progresses to deep areas of the neck requires appropriate assessment of the airway, and securing of the airway is critical in patients with deep neck infection. In the patient in our case report, bilateral pneumothorax occurred while performing tracheostomy to the airways of a patient with deep neck infection, and therefore, this paper details the method used to secure the airway of patients with deep neck infection.



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