Pneumothorax in AIDS patients: operative management.

  title={Pneumothorax in AIDS patients: operative management.},
  author={MarkA. Horowitz and Harold Oliva},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={59 3},
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a devastating disease. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) is a major clinical manifestation of AIDS. A 2-year experience with eight operations for PCP-associated pneumothorax in seven AIDS patients was reviewed. Initial treatment was tube thoracostomy in all cases. Operation was performed because of inability… CONTINUE READING