Pneumothorax with fine-needle aspiration of thoracic lesions. Is spirometry a predictor?

@article{Hill1993PneumothoraxWF,
  title={Pneumothorax with fine-needle aspiration of thoracic lesions. Is spirometry a predictor?},
  author={Peter C. Hill and Samuel V. Spagnolo and M J Hockstein},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1993},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={1017-20}
}
To assess the value of spirometry for predicting the risk of pneumothorax (PTX) following percutaneous fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thoracic lesions, we examined retrospectively the incidence of PTX in 89 FNA and associated spirometry. Spirometry results were classified as normal, obstructed, or restrictive. Overall, the PTX rate was 20 percent. When the PTX occurrence was analyzed based on our spirometry classification, no significant difference was found between the groups. A PTX occurred… CONTINUE READING

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