LAURENCE A. GROSSMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Spontaneous pneumothorax of nontuberculous origin is frequently encountered. Often there is a single attack, from which the patient recovers uneventfully. Sometimes there are recurring attacks on the same or on the opposite side of the chest. Under such circumstances, treatment is indicated to prevent further recurrence if possible. Chemical irritation of the pleura to the end of obliterating the pleural cavity has been advocated. In 1906 Spengler1 suggested the use of silver nitrate to induce adhesive pleuritis. In 1948 Brock2 reported the successful treatment of several patients with recurrent pneumothorax by this method. Hypertonic glucose solution, gomenol-in-oil, talc and other
GROSSMAN LA. RECURRENT BILATERAL SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX TREATED WITH ARTIFICIAL HEMOTHORAX1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:1303–1307. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-6-1303
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