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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-16

Analysis Of 100 Cases Of Spontaneous Pneumothorax



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A. A Janmeja


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Medical records of 100 spontaneous pneumothorax cases have been retrospectively analysed. According to the treatment given, patients were divided into four groups-(a) conservative, (b) thoracentesis, (c) chest tube thoracostomy, and (d) pleurodesis. Complete lung expansion was achieved in 92% cases, lung expanded partially in four percent of cases and four percent terminated treatment prematurely against medical advice. Profiles of relapse rate, complications and hospital stay had been quite satisfactory.


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