Buffalo Chest paper published in CHEST


Proud to share with you our awesome paper concerning THE LEGEND OF THE BUFFALO CHEST, as published in CHEST 🙂

The “buffalo chest” is a condition in which a simultaneous bilateral pneumothorax occurs due to a communication of both pleural cavities caused by an iatrogenic or idiopathic fenestration of the mediastinum. This rare condition is known by many clinicians because of a particular anecdote which stated that Native Americans could kill a North American bison with a single arrow in the chest by creating a simultaneous bilateral pneumothorax, due to the animal’s peculiar anatomy in which there is one contiguous pleural space due to an incomplete mediastinum.