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Management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax

Noppen, Marc MD, PhD

Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine: July 2003 - Volume 9 - Issue 4 - p 272-275
Diseases of the pleura

The optimal management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax remains the subject of considerable controversy. During the last few years, however, interesting new data on pathogenesis and various treatment techniques have been published, which have led to the publication of some interesting and thought-provoking opinion articles. The author reviews the latest developments in pneumothorax pathophysiology and management.

Interventional Endoscopy Clinic Academic Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.

Correspondence to Marc Noppen, MD, PhD, Head, Interventional Endoscopy Clinic Academic Hospital AZ-VUB 101, Laarbeeklaan B 1090 Brussels, Belgium; e-mail:

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.