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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2010 Vol.11 No.10 P.735-744

10.1631/jzus.B1000131


Diagnosis and treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax


Author(s):  Shi-ping Luh

Affiliation(s):  Department of Surgery, St. Martin de Porres Hospital, Chia-Yi City 60069, Taiwan, China

Corresponding email(s):   luh572001@yahoo.com.tw

Key Words:  Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP), Diagnosis, Treatment


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Abstract: 
primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) commonly occurs in tall, thin, adolescent men. Though the pathogenesis of PSP has been gradually uncovered, there is still a lack of consensus in the diagnostic approach and treatment strategies for this disorder. Herein, the literature is reviewed concerning mechanisms and personal clinical experience with PSP. The chest computed tomography (CT) has been more commonly used than before to help understand the pathogenesis of PSP and plan further management strategies. The development of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has changed the profiles of management strategies of PSP due to its minimal invasiveness and high effectiveness for patients with these diseases.

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