Ilja Skalskis, Paulius Vargalis, Tomas Masilionis
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is a condition characterized as accumulation of air in the pleural cavity without the cause of underlying lung disease. The symptoms of this pathology range from asymptomic to severe hemodynamic disorders. Though the pathogenesis of PSP has been gradually uncovered, there is still a lack of consensus in the diagnostic approach and treatment strategies for this disorder. Different authors offer a broad variety of treatment recommendations, that could still result in reoccurrence of PSP.
We present a case report of our experience in treating a 4 time PSP recurrence.
Keyword(s): primary spontaneous pneumothorax, chemical pleurodesis.