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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-17

Asymptomatic pneumothorax mimicking pseudoaneurysm after the implantation of a dual-chamber pacemaker


Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Tolga Aksu
Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/IJCA.IJCA_19_18

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An 80-year-old male, who had undergone dual-chamber pacemaker implantation through left subclavian approach, developed tension pneumothorax of the left side. It caused a pseudoaneurysm-like contracting mass image on the chest X-ray. The diagnosis of pneumothorax was verified by chest computed tomography. Tube thoracostomy drainage was performed immediately without any sequel.


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