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Pneumothorax hos teenager efter akupunktur

Anna Sofia Larsson1 & Inger Merete Jørgensen2 1) Akademiska Barnsjukhuset, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala 2) Børne- og Ungeafdelingen, Nordsjællands Hospital Hillerød Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V10170804
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V10170804
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Acupuncture-induced bilateral pneumothorax in a 16-year-old boy
Acupuncture is a well-known form of alternative medicine, it is becoming increasingly popular in Denmark for a wide variety of uses, and is also practiced on children. However, there is a risk of serious complications. This is a case report of acupuncture-induced bilateral pneumothorax in a 16-year-old boy, who had been admitted to the emergency depart-ment with chest pain. Treatment included a unilateral chest tube in the left lung and conservative treatment in the right lung. Physicians must be aware of pneumothorax as a serious complication of acupuncture in the thoracic region.
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