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Delayed Hypoxia During Pediatric Posterior Spinal Fusion Secondary to Intraoperative Pneumothorax: Case Report
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  • Michelle Rovner,
  • Zachary Jeanes,
  • Amanda Redding,
  • Grayce Davis,
  • Cory Furse
Michelle Rovner
Medical University of South Carolina
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Zachary Jeanes
Medical University of South Carolina
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Amanda Redding
Medical University of South Carolina
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Grayce Davis
Medical University of South Carolina
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Cory Furse
Medical University of South Carolina
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Abstract

Posterior spinal surgery has the risk of perioperative respiratory complications. We describe the delayed diagnosis of an intraoperative pneumothorax in a teenage girl with idiopathic scoliosis scheduled for thoracolumbar posterior fusion. After an uneventful surgery, the oxygen saturation abruptly decreased to 65%. A chest x-ray showed a moderate pneumothorax.

Peer review status:Published

29 Apr 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
04 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
04 May 2020Assigned to Editor
07 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
26 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Jun 20201st Revision Received
12 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
12 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
15 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
22 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
14 Jul 2020Published in Clinical Case Reports. 10.1002/ccr3.3095