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Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia

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ANDRADE FILHO, Laert Oliveira; CAMPOS, José Ribas Milanez de  and  HADDAD, Rui. Pneumothorax. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2006, vol.32, suppl.4, pp.S212-216. ISSN 1806-3756.

The presence of free air in the pleural space, or pneumothorax, is a frequent condition in the clinical practice. The therapeutic approach of the pneumothorax depends on the clinical conditions of the patient, the magnitude of the disease and the presence or absence of underlying lung disease. In this chapter we emphasize the diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for a rational approach of the pneumothorax.

Keywords : Pneumothorax [diagnosis]; Pneumothorax [physiopathology]; Drainage; Thoracoscopy; Pleura [pathology].

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