Table 4

Procedures preceding pneumothorax in the last 24 hours

No of patients who underwent procedures within the preceding 24 hours before developing pneumothorax n (%)34 (45.3)
No of procedures preceding pneumothorax65
VA ECMO1 (1.5%)
VV ECMO1 (1.5%)
NGT insertion11 (16.2%)
Tracheostomy2 (3%)
Internal jugular line insertion23 (35.3%)
Intubation23 (35.3%)
Postextubation, while on ECMO1 (1.5%)
Subclavian central venous line insertion2 (3 %)
Therapeutic/diagnostic pleural tapping1 (1.5%)
  • ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; NGT, nasogastric tube; VA ECMO, venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; VV ECMO, venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.