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Spontaneous pneumothorax: time for some fresh air

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Conventional teaching on the mechanisms and treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax is either obviously wrong or based on a misunderstanding of the natural history of the condition. Spontaneous pneumothorax is a generally benign, self-limiting condition where conservative management should be considered. If intervention is needed, medical thoracoscopy might be the procedure of choice.
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Keywords: pneumothorax; spontaneous pneumothorax; talc; tension pneumothorax; thoracoscopy

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-03-01

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