Bilateral pneumothorax after percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy: Evidence for incomplete pleural fusion

J. F. Gruden, E. J. Stern

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Abstract

Although the pleural cavities are anatomically separate in humans, we describe bilateral pneumothoraces that occurred after percutaneous needle biopsy of the lung. In some individuals, there may be communication between the pleural spaces; it is important for those performing interventional procedures to be aware of this uncommon anatomic variant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-628
Number of pages2
JournalChest
Volume105
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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