Spontaneous pneumothorax: a review of 92 cases
Parmar, Mohinder S. (1973) Spontaneous pneumothorax: a review of 92 cases. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 20 (4). pp. 173-178.
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The records of 92 cases of spontaneous pneumothorax admitted to the Chest ward of the Medical College Hospital, Rohtak, between September, 1965 and August, 1971 were reviewed with special emphasis on aetiology and management. Sixty two per cent of these cases were attributable to tuberculosis directly or indirectly. 17.4 per cent followed acute pyogenic infection of the lung and only 11.9 per cent were due to rupture of an emphy- sematous bullous or bleb. In 6.5 per cent the cause could not be determined definitely. Tube thoracotorny is considered to be the treatment of choice in the type of cases presented here.
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