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Paediatr Respir Rev. 2016 Aug;20 Suppl:30-3. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2016.06.012. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

Pneumothorax in cystic fibrosis: beyond the guidelines.

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1
Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, M23 9LT, United Kingdom; Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
2
Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, University Hospital of South Manchester, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe, M23 9LT, United Kingdom; Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Electronic address: peter.barry@uhsm.nhs.uk.

Abstract

Pneumothorax is a serious but common complication in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). It has adverse prognostic implications as well as associations with subsequent reduction in lung function and significant risk of recurrence. Management dilemmas frequently occur that are beyond current guidelines. We review the evidence and highlight management difficulties in pneumothoraces in CF.

KEYWORDS:

Cystic Fibrosis; Persistent air leak; Pleural intervention; Pleurodesis; Pneumothorax

PMID:
27374621
DOI:
10.1016/j.prrv.2016.06.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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