Iatrogenic pneumothorax: marker gas technique for predicting outcome of manual aspiration.

@article{Kiely2001IatrogenicPM,
  title={Iatrogenic pneumothorax: marker gas technique for predicting outcome of manual aspiration.},
  author={David G Kiely and W A Davey and Vijayabhanu Mahadevan and David M Seaton},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={165-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although manual aspiration is used for treating pneumothorax, the post-aspiration radiograph may not be a reliable indicator of whether the pleural leak remains. We have previously shown that marker gas can identify an air leak in patients with spontaneous pneumothoraces. OBJECTIVE This study examines whether a marker gas technique can be… CONTINUE READING