Pneumothorax: Classification, Treatment and Prognostic Factors


Martha B. Roberts (Editor)

Series: Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases and Disorders
BISAC: HEA039120

Pneumothorax is an abnormal collection of air or gas in the pleural space that separates the lung from the chest wall and may interfere with normal breathing. It is classified on the basis of its initial presentation (ie., spontaneous and traumatic). In this book, the authors present current research and an overview in the study of the classification, treatment and prognostic factors of pneumothorax. Topics include the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax; the pathology of pneumothorax and multiple pulmonary cysts associated with Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome; and management of pneumothorax in the single lung. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Pneumothorax: Classification and General Principles in its Management and Prognostic Factors
(Jorge L. Freixinet, Pedro M. Rodríguez-Suárez, César L. Calderón-Murgas, Thoracic Surgery Service, University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain)

Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax: Classification, Treatment and Prognostic Factors
(Luca Bertolaccini, Andrea Viti, Antonio Cavallo, Alberto Terzi, Division of Thoracic Surgery, S. Croce e Carle Hospital, Cuneo, Italy)

Pathology of Pneumothorax and Multiple Pulmonary Cysts Associated with Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome
(Mitsuko Furuya, Yukio Nakatani, Department of Molecular Pathology, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan, and others)

Understanding Pneumothorax: From Pathophysiology to Prognosis
(Lovely Chhabra, Vinod K. Chaubey, Rishi Bajaj and David H. Spodick, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA)

Special Considerations: Management of the Pneumothorax in the Single Lung
(Priyadharshanan Ariyaratnam, Mahmoud Loubani, Michael E. Cowen, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, United Kingdom)

Facts about Pneumothorax
(Simopoulos Vasileios, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Thessaly, Greece)

Pneumothorax: An Overview
(Amir Sepehripour, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK, and others)

Classification and Treatment of Pneumothorax
(Georgios I. Tagarakis, Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece)


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