Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 11 Number 2, April 2004

Massive spontaneous haemopneumothorax and ecstasy abuse

CP Ngi, LF Chau, CH Chung

A 33-year-old man developed spontaneous haemopneumothorax after taking ecstasy in a 'rave party'. Massive haemorrhage occurred after chest drainage and decompression. Both the adverse effects of ecstasy and risk behaviours at the party might have contributed to the development of the spontaneous haemopneumothorax. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2004;11:94-97)

Keywords : Drug abuse, ecstasy, haemopneumothorax, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, spontaneous pneumothorax

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