Spontaneous pneumothorax: use of urosac as pneumosac

Sharma, T.N.; Agnihotri, S.P.; Jain, N.K. and Madan, A. (1987) Spontaneous pneumothorax: use of urosac as pneumosac. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 34 (4). pp. 194-196.

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Twenty patients of spontaneous pneumothorax of varying etiology were treated with intercostal drainage with the use of urosac in place of flutter valve. Re-expansion of the lung was observed in all of them within 4 hours to 30 days with an average re-expansion period of 4.7 days. Urosac proved to be a safe, efficient and economical alternative to the flutter valves used earlier.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Urosac, Pneumosac, Intercostal Drainage, Lungs, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Patients
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drainage
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Pneumothorax
Respiratory System > Lung
Investigative Techniques > Intubation
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Drainage
Equipment and Supplies > Surgical Equipment
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:3118
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:20 October 2008

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