J Astudillo Pombo

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This retrospective study of 2,507 cases of spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) involves 1,873 patients treated at our hospital over nearly 20 years. Men represented 92.4% and most patients were between 16 and 30 years old (56.2%). Presenting more than one episode were 29.7%. The treatment of choice was placement of a pleural drain whenever SP had led to lung(More)
Patients who suffer advanced lung disease associated to respiratory infection and who are candidates for transplantation must have both lungs replaced. Until recently, this procedure was accomplished by transplanting a heart-lung block, a procedure of questionable merit if the heart is healthy, or by carrying out a double-lung transplant requiring(More)
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