Pneumothorax hos en teenager efter akupunktur

Translated title of the contribution: Acupuncture-induced bilateral pneumothorax in a 16-year-old boy

Anna Sofia Larsson, Inger Merete Jørgensen


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 department 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.

Translated title of the contributionAcupuncture-induced bilateral pneumothorax in a 16-year-old boy
Original languageDanish
Article numberV10170804
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number15
Pages (from-to)1336-1337
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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