[Indications for the surgical treatment of so-called idiopathic spontaneous pneumothorax (author's transl)].

@article{Neumann1975IndicationsFT,
  title={[Indications for the surgical treatment of so-called idiopathic spontaneous pneumothorax (author's transl)].},
  author={Martino Ham Neumann},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  year={1975},
  volume={87 10},
  pages={342-5}
}
Of 93 patients with spontaneous pneumothorax treated between 1969 and 1974, only 23 cases were managed surgically. The criteria for surgical intervention are discussed and the most important indications are summarized as follows: unsuccessful drainage over 10 to 14 days, recurrence of pneumothorax affecting the same lung, dangerous complications such as… CONTINUE READING