Arthroscopic shoulder surgery (ASS) is a low mortality and morbidity procedure, but anesthetic complications are reported. There have been no reports of combined chest wall swelling and pneumothorax after ASS.Patient concerns:
The patient's right lung was severely collapsed and the mediastinum was deviated after ASS.Diagnosis:
Pneumothorax on right chest.Interventions:
A chest tube was inserted and oxygen therapy was performed.Outcomes:
The patient was discharged uneventfully.Lessons:
Elective ASS has low mortality and morbidity rates, but we should be more concerned over the complications after ASS.