Spontaneous pneumothorax related to falls in atmospheric pressure

Eur J Respir Dis. 1984 Oct;65(7):544-6.


The relation of changes in atmospheric pressure to admissions due to radiologically verified spontaneous pneumothorax, was studied in 282 consecutive patients. A fall in atmospheric pressure of at least 10 mbar within 24 h was followed by a statistically significant increase in the number of admissions 2 days later.

MeSH terms

  • Atmospheric Pressure*
  • Humans
  • Pneumothorax / etiology*
  • Time Factors