Management of spontaneous pneumothorax.

  title={Management of spontaneous pneumothorax.},
  author={Michael Heinrich Baumann},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={27 2},
Management of patients with a spontaneous pneumothorax continues to challenge clinicians. Recent guidelines help provide care pathways for these patients and highlight the many areas in need of additional study. Management options for spontaneous pneumothoraces should be selected based primarily upon a patient's clinical status. Observation or pleural air drainage, in selected patients, plays a significant role in patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax. By contrast, pleural air drainage… CONTINUE READING