Simple aspiration of spontaneous pneumothorax

Br J Dis Chest. 1981 Apr;75(2):207-8. doi: 10.1016/0007-0971(81)90055-3.


A simple method of treating spontaneous pneumothorax by direct aspiration is described. For patients in whom this method was considered suitable the average stay in hospital was only three days and the discomfort and inconvenience of an intercostal tube were avoided.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Pneumothorax / surgery*
  • Suction