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Can spontaneous pneumothorax occur after pleurodesis?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Unfortunately yes

There are different techniques to treat spontaneous pneumothorax (sp).
On average, a vats pleuradesis that uses talc application has over 90-95% success rate in primary sp. This means, even after aggressive surgical and chemical pleuradesis, there may be up to 10% of individuals that suffer recurrence.

In brief: Unfortunately yes

There are different techniques to treat spontaneous pneumothorax (sp).
On average, a vats pleuradesis that uses talc application has over 90-95% success rate in primary sp. This means, even after aggressive surgical and chemical pleuradesis, there may be up to 10% of individuals that suffer recurrence.
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Dr. Samir Gupta
Surgery
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In brief: Yes, occasionally

Although pleurodesis can reduce the chances of a life threatening pneumothorax, depending on how well the lung adheres to the chest wall after pleurodesis you can still get spontaneous pneumothoraces.

In brief: Yes, occasionally

Although pleurodesis can reduce the chances of a life threatening pneumothorax, depending on how well the lung adheres to the chest wall after pleurodesis you can still get spontaneous pneumothoraces.
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