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Management approach for recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax in consecutive pregnancies based on clinical and radiographic findings.

Authors
  • Sills, Eric Scott
  • Meinecke, Henry M
  • Dixson, George R
  • Johnson, Alan M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
1
Pages
35–35
Identifiers
PMID: 17052345
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Spontaneous pneumothorax in pregnancy is believed to be a rare phenomenon, yet the exact incidence is unknown. Here we present the first known case of multiple spontaneous pneumothoraces in two consecutive pregnancies involving both hemithoraces. Clinical management coordinated with obstetrics and surgical teams facilitated a satisfactory outcome for both pregnancies. The diagnosis of pneumothorax should be contemplated in any pregnant patient with dyspnea and chest pain, followed by radiographic confirmation.

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