MORTON SHAPIRO, M.D.
For more than two decades the use of artificial pneumoperitoneum in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis has been a well recognized procedure. This form of therapy has also found wide acceptance in the management of severe cases of pulmonary emphysema. Therefore, it is not surprising that increasing reports of complications of this therapy should find their way into the literature. Stein1 described over 40 such complications occurring in 5 to 6% of all patients who received artificial pneumoperitoneum, and among these, spontaneous pneumothorax was listed as of relatively rare occurrence. A review of the literaature, however, reveals that this entity
SHAPIRO M. SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX COMPLICATING PNEUMOPERITONEUM THERAPY: A REVIEW AND REPORT OF A CASE*. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:876–892. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-43-4-876
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(4):876-892.
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