Spontaneous Pneuomothorax in A Pregnant Patient Leading to Fetal Demise

Cilingir I. U., Has R., KALELİOĞLU İ. H., Yildirim A.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.14, no.4, pp.289-290, 2013 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/imj.2013.53825
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-290
  • Keywords: Spontaneous Pneumothorax, fetal demise, hemothorax
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Spontaneous pneumothorax rarely occurs during pregnancy. The most common cause is the rupture of a subpleural apical bulla or bleb, due to the increased respiratory demand of the peripartum period. Respiratory failure is the main risk for the mother; fetal risks include reduction in oxygen supply and preterm labor. Here, we present a case of spontaneous pneumothorax in pregnancy leading to fetal demise.