Pleural controversy: aetiology of pneumothorax.

@article{Haynes2011PleuralCA,
  title={Pleural controversy: aetiology of pneumothorax.},
  author={Demondes Haynes and Michael Heinrich Baumann},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={
          604-10
        }
}
Pneumothoraces are classified as spontaneous, traumatic and iatrogenic. Spontaneous pneumothoraces that occur without recognized lung disease are termed primary spontaneous pneumothoraces (PSP), whereas those that occur due to an underlying lung disease are termed secondary spontaneous pneumothoraces. The aetiology of secondary, traumatic or iatrogenic pneumothoraces is not usually debated. However, the aetiology of PSP is potentially controversial and often debated. Therefore, PSP is the focus… CONTINUE READING
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