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Pneumothorax after acupuncture
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    Karl Otto Geier, MD, MSc, Acupuncturist.
    • KARL OTTO GEIER, Anesthesiologist - Now Retired Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

    Dear authors. The location of the needle was interscapular, but it does not mention the exact site since the interscapular would be the spine. Anyway, I think pneumothorax must have been arrived from puncturing a pleural bubble. More, was "bounce" maneuver stimulation performed with the needle? This maneuver entails numerous punctures of the bubble, facilitating the pneumothorax.

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