Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax

  title={Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax},
  author={Fumihiro Tanaka and Masatoshi Itoh and Hiroshi Esaki and Jun Isobe and Youichiro Ueno and Ritsuko Inoue},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={55 2},
To assess the clinical manifestations and therapy of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP), 123 episodes of SSP in 67 patients were retrospectively reviewed and were compared with 254 episodes of primary spontaneous pneumothorax in 130 patients. The major underlying lung diseases associated with SSP were emphysema (22 patients) and tuberculosis (21 patients). The average age of patients with SSP was 66.8 years, and the most common symptom was dyspnea. The average arterial oxygen tension at… CONTINUE READING
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