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A Transient Inferolateral ST-Segment Elevation on the Electrocardiogram Due to an Iatrogenic Left-Sided Pneumothorax After an Urgent Tracheostomy in a Patient with Metastatic Hypopharynx Cancer [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2023; 51(1): 72-75 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2022.28589

A Transient Inferolateral ST-Segment Elevation on the Electrocardiogram Due to an Iatrogenic Left-Sided Pneumothorax After an Urgent Tracheostomy in a Patient with Metastatic Hypopharynx Cancer

Kurtuluş Karaüzüm, Mustafa Doğuş Gökçek, Beyza Kalaş, İrem Karaüzüm, Ertan Ural
Department of Cardiology, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Türkiye

The presence of ST-segment elevation on the electrocardiogram alerts physicians in patients with chest pain. Emergency coronary angiography is usually performed in these patients. However, there are many conditions that cause ST-segment elevation on the electrocardiogram, such as pericarditis, hyperkalemia, Brugada syndrome, hypothermia, and early repolarization. Pneumothorax is a rare complication of tracheostomy and its symptoms are sudden chest pain and dyspnea. Also, it has been known that pneumothorax may cause ST-segment changes on the electrocardiogram. We presented a transient inferolateral ST-segment elevation on the electrocardiogram due to an iatrogenic left-sided pneumothorax after an urgent tracheostomy in a patient with metastatic hypopharynx cancer and normal coronary
angiogram.

Keywords: Electrocardiography, pneumothorax, ST-segment elevation, tracheostomy

How to cite this article
Kurtuluş Karaüzüm, Mustafa Doğuş Gökçek, Beyza Kalaş, İrem Karaüzüm, Ertan Ural. A Transient Inferolateral ST-Segment Elevation on the Electrocardiogram Due to an Iatrogenic Left-Sided Pneumothorax After an Urgent Tracheostomy in a Patient with Metastatic Hypopharynx Cancer. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2023; 51(1): 72-75

Corresponding Author: Kurtuluş Karaüzüm, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English


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