Spontaneous

Released on 21/10/2015

Key Learning Points

  • Diagnosis of Pneumothorax: Clinical Findings
  • Diagnosis of Pneumothorax: Imaging
  • Insertion of a Chest Drain: Anatomical Location
  • Needle Aspiration
  • Pleurodesis
  • Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax (PSP)
  • Surgical Management of Pneumothorax

References

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4. BAUMANN MH, STRANGE C, HEFFNER JE, LIGHT R, KIRBY TJ, KLEIN J, LUKETICH JD, PANACEK EA, SAHN SA, AACP PNEUMOTHORAX CONSENSUS GROUP. Management of spontaneous pneumothorax: an American College of Chest Physicians Delphi consensus statement. Chest [online] 2001 Feb, 119(2):590-602 [viewed 07 October 2015] Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11171742
5. VAZ MC, MARCHI E, VARGAS FS. Pleurodesis: technique and indications. J Bras Pneumol [online] 2006 Jul-Aug, 32(4):347-56 [viewed 07 October 2015] Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17268735