Hemopneumothorax as an Unusual and Delayed Complication of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia

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Sayan M., Şatır Türk M., Özkan N. D., Kankoç A., Tombul İ., Çelik A.

Journal of Chest Surgery, pp.1-3, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Journal of Chest Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The increasing number of studies published on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia has improved our knowledge of the disease itself and its complications. Despite a considerable number of publications on COVID-19 pneumonia-associated pneumothorax, no article on spontaneous hemopneumothorax has been found in the English-language literature. According to published case reports, pneumothorax generally occurs in hospitalized patients during treatment, whereas cases that arise in the late period after discharge are exceptional. Herein, we present a case of spontaneous hemopneumothorax occurring as a late complication of COVID-19 pneumonia on day 17 after discharge.