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.
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