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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2006; 8(1): 88-90.
A Case of Pneumothorax after Needle Electromyographyof Cervical Paraspinal Muscles
Jee-Young Lee, and Yoon Ho Hong
Copyright © 2006 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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Pneumothorax after needle electromyography is a rare complication, which usually associated with examination of diaphragmatic and intercostal muscles. However, by the literatures, it can also occur with supraspinatus, serratus anterior and paraspinal muscles. We experienced a case of pneumothorax after cervical paraspinal muscle needle electromyography. From the anatomical vulnerability of pneumothorax during needle insertion, we emphasized the importance of avoiding this complication.
Key words: Pneumothorax, Needle electromyography, Cervical paraspinal muscle
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