n South African Medical Journal - Sudden death on an aeroplane : clinical practice : SAMJ forum
|Article Title||Sudden death on an aeroplane : clinical practice : SAMJ forum|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||M. Tiemensma, Philip Buys and S. Wadee|
|Publication Date||Mar 2010|
|Pages||148 - 149|
Air travel by adults with pulmonary disease requires preflight medical evaluation and baseline medical examinations to ensure safe travel. We present a case of sudden death on an aeroplane caused by tension pneumothorax, in a patient with known pulmonary disease.
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