Pneumothorax ex vacuo.

@article{Woodring1996PneumothoraxEV,
  title={Pneumothorax ex vacuo.},
  author={John Woodring and Michael D. Baker and Paul Stark},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1996},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={
          1102-5
        }
}
Pneumothorax ex vacuo is a little-known complication of lobar collapse. In this condition, acute bronchial obstruction from mucous plugs, aspirated foreign bodies, or malpositioned endotracheal tubes causes acute lobar collapse and a marked increase in negative intrapleural pressure around the collapsed lobe. As a result, gas is drawn into the pleural space around the collapsed lobe while the seal between the visceral and parietal pleura of the adjacent lobe or lobes remains intact. The… CONTINUE READING
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