Spontaneous pneumothorax complicating pregnancy--case report and review of the literature.

@article{Terndrup1989SpontaneousPC,
  title={Spontaneous pneumothorax complicating pregnancy--case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Thomas Terndrup and S F Bosco and Ephraim R. McLean},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          245-8
        }
}
Patients with a spontaneous pneumothorax frequently present for care in the emergency department. The occurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax during parturition occurs rarely. We describe a case of spontaneous pneumothorax during the first trimester of pregnancy, which resolved with tube thoracostomy. The patient delivered vaginally a healthy 4.3 kg male at term under epidural anesthesia. We discuss spontaneous pneumothorax and review reported cases during pregnancy.