Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 10

Spontaneous Pneumothorax in Covid-19 Pneumonia. Case Report

Juna Musa1*, Blina Abdullahu2, Ali Guy3, Luela Hallunovaj4, Amro Elrefaei5, Benan Barakat6, Ina Kola7, Ermira Kola2, Holgena Cepani8, Inva Mamica9 and Alketa Tandili9

1Department of Surgery, Critical Care and Trauma, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
2University Hospital, “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania
3Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York University School of Medicine, NYU Medical Center, New York, USA
4Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic UHC, “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania
5Division of MFM, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
6Department of Neurology, Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
7Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Tirana, Albania
8Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic UHC, “Mother Teresa”, Tirana, Albania
9Mother Teresa Hospital, Tirana, Albania

*Corresponding Author: Juna Musa, Department of Surgery, Critical Care and Trauma, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Received: August 12, 2020; Published: September 17, 2020



Coronavirus caused an epidemic in China in December 2019 at an animal market where live and dead animals were sold in Wuhan, China. In a short time, this epidemic spread to different continents.
This virus has been called the 2019 new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) by the World Health Organization. Unlike both MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, Covid-19 is the seventh member of the coronavirus family that infects humans. It is characteristic for Covid-19 pneumonia that there are subpleural localized ground glass opacities and numerous irregular areas of consolidation in both lungs and especially in the lower lobes. In this case study, we aimed to present a Covid-19 positive in 58 years old man patient with cough, high fever, beginning breathlessness and chest pain on the left, accompanied by pneumothorax in the left hemithorax, after covid -19 diagnosis. Radiographic imaging of the patient revealed pneumothorax on the left and ground-glass opacities in the bilateral lower lobes. The patient underwent tube thoracostomy from the left hemithorax lateral.
It should be kept in mind that in patients with Covid-19 pneumonia, it may develop in pneumothoraces secondary to lung parenchymal damage. Mortality rates can be reduced in patients with early diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: Covid-19; Pneumonia; Coronavirus; Pneumothorax; Computed Tomography; X-Ray



Citation: Juna Musa., et al. “Ophthalmic Manifestations and Type 4 of Hypersensitivity of Steven Johnson Syndrome-Toxic Epidermal Necrosis in Infants-Management and Literature Review".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.10 (2020): 50-53.


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