spontaneous pneumothorax


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spontaneous pneumothorax

[spän′tā·nē·əs ‚nü·mō′thȯr‚aks]
(medicine)
Air that has entered the chest cavity and caused lung collapse without being the result of injury or deliberate introduction of air; caused by an overexpansion of air in the lungs.
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It is believed that progression of emphysematous bullae resulting in spontaneous pneumothorax occurs in the chronic phase of PAM but pneumothorax symptoms were the first presentation of the disease in our patient, which has not been reported in previous studies.
Spontaneous pneumothorax as the first manifestation of a hereditary condition with an increased renal cancer risk [in Dutch].
Conclusion: VATS was a reliable approach for managing primary spontaneous pneumothorax with low morbidity.
Management of spontaneous pneumothorax: an American College of Chest Physicians Delphi consensus statement.
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax, which has been known since ancient times, is still one of the most frequent diseases that thoracic surgeons encounter.
Optimal surgical technique in spontaneous pneumothorax: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and spontaneous pneumothorax associated with Schistosoma haematobium infestation of the lungs.
Small calibre catheter drainage for spontaneous pneumothorax. Am J Med Sci 1992;304:345-7.
Key deviations from the BTS guidelines included using noncontrast CT scan for further diagnostic imaging of an aspirated unilateral pleural effusion, narrow bore (8 F) chest tube and Heimlich valve insertion for outpatient management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax, and use of intrabronchial valves for prolonged air leaks (see Supplementary Materials (available here)).
Chhajed, "Long-term follow-up of thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis for primary spontaneous pneumothorax," European Respiratory Journal, vol.
Lund, "A comprehensive review of spontaneous pneumothorax complicating sarcoma," Chest, vol.
Zbar, "Risk of renal and colonic neoplasms and spontaneous pneumothorax in the Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome," Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, vol.

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