Pneumothorax efter selvudført akupunktur

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Acupuncture is gaining popularity in Denmark. Needle insertion in the chest area is associated with the risk of serious adverse events. In Denmark, a law has been passed requiring formal education if a practitioner wishes to perform acupuncture in the chest area. In this case report a novice inflicted a right-sided pneumothorax upon himself by using acupuncture in the upper chest area with needles obtained over the internet.

Translated title of the contributionPneumothorax after self-performed acupuncture
Original languageDanish
Article numberV08200603
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

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