Catatonia complicated by pneumothorax successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy

Kazumasa Suzuki, Masahiro Katsura, Yukio Ebina, Takehisa Takano, Hiroo Matsuoka

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Abstract

We describe 2 patients with catatonia who developed the complication of pneumothorax, the accumulation of air in the pleural cavity leading to collapse of a lung. Electroconvulsive therapy was safely administered to resolve catatonia, with special attention to managing pneumothorax by insertion of a thoracostomy tube and careful management of ventilation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-285
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of ECT
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec

Keywords

  • Catatonia
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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