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Pneumothorax efter selvudført akupunktur

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Henrik Lynge Hovgaard1, 2, Peter Juhl-Olsen3, 4 & Kristian Brogaard Krogh1, 5

1) Operation og Intensiv, Regionshospitalet Viborg, 2) Operation og Intensiv, Regionshospitalet Randers, 3) Bedøvelse og Operation, Aarhus Universitetshospital, 4) Institut for Klinisk Medicin, Health, Aarhus Universitet, 5) Center for Akutforskning, Health, Aarhus Universitet

Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V08200603

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Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V08200603
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Pneumothorax after self-performed acupuncture

Henrik Lynge Hovgaard, Peter Juhl-Olsen & Kristian Brogaard Krogh

Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V08200603

Acupuncture is gaining popularity in Denmark. Needle insertion in the chest area is associated with the risk of serious adverse events. In Denmark, a law has been passed requiring formal education if a practitioner wishes to perform acupuncture in the chest area. In this case report a novice inflicted a right-sided pneumothorax upon himself by using acupuncture in the upper chest area with needles obtained over the internet.

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