Nigerian Medical Journal

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Tension Pneumothorax following an Accidental Kerosene Poisoning: A Case Report

GM Ashir, AI Rabasa, MM Gofama, SM Yahaya


Tension pneumothorax is a rare complication following an accidental kerosene poisoning. In such situation, a bed-side needle thoracocentesis is performed because of its potential of becoming fatal; hence its clinical importance. A case of 15 month old boy with tension pneumothorax following accidental
kerosene poisioning that responded to needle thoracocentesis is presented.

Niger Med J. Vol. 50, No. 4, Oct.–Dec., 2009: 95 – 96.

Key words: tension pneumothorax, accidental kerosene, poisoning, needle thoracocentesis, Nigerian child.

Note: there is an erratum at the end of this article

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