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Nie wieder Schmerzen, mit Akupunktur
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Nie wieder Schmerzen, mit Akupunktur:


Leg Med (Tokyo). 2003 Sep;5(3):170-4. Related Articles, Links

An autopsy case of bilateral tension pneumothorax after acupuncture.
Iwadate K, Ito H, Katsumura S, Matsuyama N, Sato K, Yonemura I, Ito Y.
Department of International Health Development, Graduate School, Tokyo
Medical and Dental University, Yushima
1-5-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan. iwadate.legm@tmd.ac.jp

Acupuncture is one of the most popular complementary therapies in the
world. Pneumothorax due to perforation of the lungs by needle insertion is
one of the most common and serious complications of acupuncture treatment.
Although there have been several case studies of pneumothorax induced by
acupuncture, as far as we know there have been no reports on the
pathological findings of autopsy cases.In this report, we describe the
pathological findings of an autopsy case of bilateral tension pneumothorax
after acupuncture. The patient suffered dyspnea and chest pain soon the
completion of an acupuncture treatment, and died 90 min later. Several
ecchymoses were macroscopically observed on the parietal pleura in the
left and right thoracic cavity, suggesting that needles were inserted into
the thoracic cavity and that the lungs were perforated. The many black
spots we observed on the parietal pleura along the vertebral column
microscopically consisted of a number of dust-like black pigments and
macrophages containing these pigments. These spots seemed to have appeared
because of the previous insertion of needles.

Publication Types:
* Case Reports
PMID: 14568778 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Man könnte ja nun sagen: Jeder Eingriff birgt ein Risiko. Allerdings muß
man sich nicht einem Eingriff aussetzen der zwar ein Risiko, aber keinen
Nutzen birgt.

So ganz egal, wohin man sticht, ist es bei der Akupunktur dann doch nicht. In die Lunge ist jedenfalls schlecht.

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