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Simultaneous bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax in an adult patient with cystic fibrosis.
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PMID:  19287925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pneumothorax is a common complication in cystic fibrosis and is associated with worsening of lung function. However, bilateral simultaneous pneumothorax in cystic fibrosis is a rare condition. We describe the case of a 17-year-old female with cystic fibrosis who presented with spontaneous pneumothorax. Clinically, she presented right-sided chest pain and progressive breathlessness. The pneumothorax failed to resolve after the initial treatment (chest drainage). However, the patient was later successfully treated with additional chest drainage and talc pleurodesis. We also discuss the etiology and management of pneumothorax in patients with cystic fibrosis, since pneumothorax is associated with increased morbidity and mortality among such patients.
Kamlesh Mohan; Martin James Ledson; Martin John Walshaw; Edson Marchiori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicaça̋o oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1806-3756     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-16     Completed Date:  2009-08-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101222274     Medline TA:  J Bras Pneumol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit, Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cystic Fibrosis / complications*,  radiography
Pneumothorax / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy

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