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After surgical pleurodesis can a pneumothorax still happen?

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In brief: Yes

Not all pleurodesis are the same.
Depends on the agents used, the method of application, and the nature of your pathology, the success rate varies greatly.

In brief: Yes

Not all pleurodesis are the same.
Depends on the agents used, the method of application, and the nature of your pathology, the success rate varies greatly.
Dr. George T Tsai
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

As noted by drtsai, there are different techniques.
On average, a vats pleuradesis that uses talc application has over 90-95% success rate in primary spontaneous pneumothorax. This means, there may be up to 10% of individuals, even after aggressive surgical and chemical pleuradesis, that have recurrence.

In brief: Yes

As noted by drtsai, there are different techniques.
On average, a vats pleuradesis that uses talc application has over 90-95% success rate in primary spontaneous pneumothorax. This means, there may be up to 10% of individuals, even after aggressive surgical and chemical pleuradesis, that have recurrence.
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