[Polysurgery for intractable pneumothorax].

Masafumi Noda, Takashi Kondo

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Intractable secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) is occasionally lethal. Therefore, conservative treatments such as chemical pleurodesis are frequently performed for inoperable patients with intractable SSP. And then the operation for SSP is more serious and intractable than primary spontaneous pneumothoraces because of decreased pulmonary function and underlying lung diseases in these patients. Therefore, the indication of polysurgery for intractable pneumothorax is controversial. We had proposed the techniques of surgical approaches for polysurgery of intractable SSP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-720
Number of pages6
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number8 Suppl
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul

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