eISSN: 1897-4252
ISSN: 1731-5530
Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska/Polish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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4/2016
 
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Is it possible to standardize the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax? Part 1: etiology, symptoms, diagnostics, minimally invasive treatment

Wojciech Rokicki, Marek Rokicki, Jacek Wojtacha, Marek Filipowski, Agata Dżejlili, Damian Czyżewski

Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska 2016; 13 (4): 322-327
The authors of this report present the history of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) treatment, its etiology, clinical symptoms, and diagnostic methodology. Further, they discuss minimally invasive methods of treating PSP such as thoracentesis and chemical pleurodesis. They discuss the pros and cons of each method, emphasizing that, according to the international recommendations, they should be used as the first line of treatment for PSP.
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primary spontaneous pneumothorax, thoracentesis, chemical pleurodesis

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