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Spontaneous pneumothorax: a review of 29 admissions into Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia 1984-90.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8266158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Twenty-nine patients (16 males, 13 females) with spontaneous pneumothorax admitted into Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, from September 1984 to September 1990 were reviewed. Their ages ranged from newborn to 75 years. The commonest chief presenting symptom was dyspnoea (69%), followed by chest pain (35%). Four patients had chronic obstructive airway disease, 7 had pneumonia, 2 had pulmonary tuberculosis, one patient had emphysema while 4 patients had multiple underlying lung disorders. The left and right lungs were involved with equal frequency. Bilateral pneumothorax occurred in one patient. Most patients had a single episode of pneumothorax but recurrent pneumothoraces occurred in 3 patients (10%). Six patients were observed conservatively, 20 patients required chest tube insertion alone and 3 patients also required pleurodesis. Death occurred in 8 patients (28%) mainly due to coexisting infection and respiratory failure.
Authors:
M H Harun; I Yaacob; Z Mohd Kassim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-24     Completed Date:  1994-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Cause of Death
Chest Pain / physiopathology
Child
Child, Preschool
Dyspnea / physiopathology
Female
Hospitals, Teaching
Humans
Incidence
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Lung Diseases / epidemiology
Malaysia / epidemiology
Male
Middle Aged
Pneumothorax / complications,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Recurrence

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