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Edited by Khalid Amer

University Hospital Southampton

This book aims at reviewing contemporary publications on the subject of the pneumothorax. Specifically, the anatomy and physiology of the pneumothorax, the pathological classification into primary and secondary, the different methods of diagnosis, and the rationale behind the different approaches of management are discussed. Strategies for special circumstances are highlighted, such as the pneumothorax around menstrual cycles, during pregnancy, and before general anesthesia for other reasons, air travel, and scuba diving. Attention is drawn to the most contemporary trends of management and the evidence from recently published trials and reviews. A separate chapter is dedicated to controversies in the management of the pneumothorax. Trainees as well as established consultant thoracic surgeons, anesthetists, pulmonologists, pediatricians, obstetricians, and intensivists should find this book both interesting and provocative.

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PneumothoraxEdited by Khalid Amer

Published: December 11th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73885

ISBN: 978-1-83968-066-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-065-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-067-0

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Indications of Surgery in Pneumothorax

By Hany Hasan Elsayed


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2. Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax, a Clinical Challenge

By Fabian Andres Giraldo Vallejo, Rubby Romero, Melissa Mejia and Estefania Quijano


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3. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy in the Management of Primary and Secondary Pneumothorax

By Kostantinos Poulikidis, Lee Gerson, John Costello and Wickii T. Vigneswaran


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4. Catamenial Pneumothorax

By Sezai Celik and Ezel Erşen


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5. Controversies in Pneumothorax Treatment

By Khalid Amer


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