Case 24-1988: A 32-Year-Old Woman with Recurrent Pneumothorax

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. McNeely, Betty U. McNeely, Sidney S. Braman, Eugene J. Mark

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Presentation of Case A 32-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of recurrent right pneumothorax. She was well until 32 months earlier, when a spontaneous right pneumothorax developed; a chest tube was inserted, and she recovered in 10 days. Five months later another right pneumothorax, 80 to 90 percent, was again treated by insertion of a chest tube. Twenty months before entry a recurrence of right pneumothorax was again managed with a chest tube, and tetracycline sclerosis was performed twice. Three months before admission a fourth episode of right pneumothorax occurred, and she came to this hospital. An x-ray.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1601-1610
Number of pages10
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number24
StatePublished - 16 Jun 1988


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