Pleural Mechanics and the Pathophysiology of Air Leaks

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May;155(5):2182-2189. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.12.062. Epub 2017 Dec 23.

Abstract

Pneumothorax, with or without a pleural air leak, can be a challenging clinical problem.

Keywords: pleural injury; pneumothorax; transpulmonary pressure.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Review
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Decision-Making
  • Humans
  • Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung / physiopathology*
  • Pleura / diagnostic imaging
  • Pleura / physiopathology*
  • Pneumothorax / diagnostic imaging
  • Pneumothorax / etiology
  • Pneumothorax / physiopathology*
  • Pneumothorax / therapy
  • Prognosis
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Respiratory Mechanics*
  • Risk Factors
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects