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Pneumothorax and pleurodesis - how often is pleurodesis needed?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Depends on your individual pathology.
Pleurodesis is considered if you have recurrent disease. As thoracoscopy gains popularity and is a minimally invasive targeted treatment , some surgeons prefer early thoracoscopy. Pleurodesis may not work for some pneumothorax and staple excision is needed for some pathology.

In brief: Depends
Depends on your individual pathology.
Pleurodesis is considered if you have recurrent disease. As thoracoscopy gains popularity and is a minimally invasive targeted treatment , some surgeons prefer early thoracoscopy. Pleurodesis may not work for some pneumothorax and staple excision is needed for some pathology.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: After second pneumo
After second spontaneous pneumothorax, or if first pneumothorax and an anatomic cause is found on chest ct.

In brief: After second pneumo
After second spontaneous pneumothorax, or if first pneumothorax and an anatomic cause is found on chest ct.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Agree
Agree with dr. Cooke and would add.
.. Surgery is performed in addition to recurrence and/or obvious abnormality, it may be indicated after first occurrance in individuals such as pilots, skydivers, mountain climbers, scuba divers, and military personal.

In brief: Agree
Agree with dr. Cooke and would add.
.. Surgery is performed in addition to recurrence and/or obvious abnormality, it may be indicated after first occurrance in individuals such as pilots, skydivers, mountain climbers, scuba divers, and military personal.
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