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In an attempt to search for alternatives to the standard techniques of pleurodesis, we performed pleurodesis with autologous blood in 17 patients with spontaneous pneumothorax. The blood volume instilled in every procedure ranged from 50 to 60 ml. In 16 cases (94%) the early closure of the fistula was achieved. The mean follow-up period ranged from 17 and(More)
Fourteen adults with spontaneous pneumothorax (SP), 9 of whom had primary SP (PSP) and 5 of whom had secondary forms (SSP), were given intrapleural infusions of self-donated blood for pleurodesis. Instillations of 50 ml were given to all except 1, who required a total volume of 120 ml. The procedure was performed in each patient's bed in all cases. With(More)
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