J Turk Soc Intens Care 2017; 15: 39-42
Received Date: 09.11.2015
Accepted Date: 24.01.2016

Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye


Bölge Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Anestezi Kliniği, Erzurum, Türkiye


Iğdır Devlet Hastanesi, Anestezi Kliniği, Iğdır, Türkiye

Bilateral Pneumothorax during Apnea Test: A Case Report and Literature Review

Brain death is characterized by irreversible loss of all brain functions and it is defined as a clinical condition where intracranial circulation stops. Apnea test is one of the tests which is used in the clinical diagnosis of brain death, absence of brain stem reflexes, and as a complement to absence of motor response to painful stimulants. Apnea test is a test which has a high complication rate. Complications such as hypoxia, hypotension, acidosis, cardiac arrhythmia, asystole, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and pneumoperitoneum may develop during an apnea test. In this case report, a patient with biletarel pneumothorax due to air trapping because of an oxygen cannula blocking the airway.

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