Spontaneous pneumothorax: report of a case in podiatric surgery.


The authors have reviewed the literature concerning the subject of spontaneous pneumothoraces. Included in the review are the types of spontaneous pneumothoraces, such as: primary, secondary, tension, and catamenial. The symptomatology, diagnosis, and treatments were discussed. A case report of a catamenial spontaneous pneumothorax in a preoperative podiatric patient was presented.

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@article{Collins1985SpontaneousPR, title={Spontaneous pneumothorax: report of a case in podiatric surgery.}, author={William J Collins and L F Banks and Nirav P. Patel}, journal={The Journal of foot surgery}, year={1985}, volume={24 5}, pages={357-60} }