Routine histological analysis of resected lung tissue in primary spontaneous pneumothorax -- is it justified?


Surgical management of spontaneous primary pneumothorax consists of pleurectomy together with resection of blebs or bullae. We analysed the utility of routine histological examination of these resected specimens. A consecutive series of 64 resected specimens were reviewed, of which 43 (67%) showed the presence of bullae or blebs. Of the remainder, 20 (31… (More)