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  • patients
  • Intrapleural instillation of a chemical irritant (chemical pleurodesis) is an effective way to shorten the duration of air leaks and reduce the rates of recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax in surgical and non-surgical patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • collapse
  • There is no consensus on the treatment of a pneumothorax and will largely depend on a patient's medical history, cause for the PTX, and degree of lung collapse and cardiovascular involvement. (zocdoc.com)
  • tumors
  • Birt-Hogg-DubĂ© syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant inherited genodermatosis and characterised by clinical manifestations including hamartomas of the skin, renal tumors, and pulmonary cysts with spontaneous pneumothorax. (hindawi.com)
  • COPD
  • The sudden onset of breathlessness in someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, or other serious lung diseases should therefore prompt investigations to identify the possibility of a pneumothorax. (wikipedia.org)
  • The precise risk of pneumothorax depends on technique and on underlying lung disease, as certain lung diseases such as COPD can increase the risk of pneumothorax. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mechanical
  • Iatrogenic pneumothorax is a complication of certain diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as central line placement or as a consequence of mechanical ventilation. (medscape.com)
  • The pneumothorax can be occult (not readily apparent) in half of these cases, but may enlarge - particularly if mechanical ventilation is required. (wikipedia.org)
  • possibility
  • Although the persistent pain is likely to be a consequence of the pneumothorax, it would be wise for you and your doctors to consider the possibility that the "back pain" might be caused by something else. (medhelp.org)
  • Another possibility would be the development of a pneumothorax in the other lung, that also being a very dangerous situation. (medhelp.org)