Shoulder arthroscopy is considered a very safe surgical procedure; however, there are possible complications that are prevalent or devastating. This article presents a 52-year-old woman scheduled for elective arthroscopic rotator cuff repair under general anesthesia in the lateral decubitus position. Postoperatively, the patient experienced dyspnea, chest pain, and oxygen desaturation, and a diagnosis of pneumothorax was made.

Source: Cureus

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