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Can spontaneous pneumothorax occur after a pleurodesis?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: YES

The most effective means of pleuradesis occurs when medical grade talc is surgically applied.
The success rate is estimated between 90-95%. Thus, individuals can see up to 15% recurrence. The other issue is that, patients may be at risk for pneumothorax in the opposite side. It is important to have thorough evaluation and discussion with a thoracic surgeon.

In brief: YES

The most effective means of pleuradesis occurs when medical grade talc is surgically applied.
The success rate is estimated between 90-95%. Thus, individuals can see up to 15% recurrence. The other issue is that, patients may be at risk for pneumothorax in the opposite side. It is important to have thorough evaluation and discussion with a thoracic surgeon.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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In brief: Yes possible

After pleurodesois, plural space will be obliterated as lung get attached to chest wall , in some areas of lung may not get attached, a bleb can rupture and may cause a limited pneumothorax, ( leak of lung) rarely needs intervention.

In brief: Yes possible

After pleurodesois, plural space will be obliterated as lung get attached to chest wall , in some areas of lung may not get attached, a bleb can rupture and may cause a limited pneumothorax, ( leak of lung) rarely needs intervention.
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