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Role of CT in the Management of Pneumothorax in Patients with Complex Cystic Lung Disease

Gerrard D. Phillips; Beatrice Trotman-Dickenson; Margaret E. Hodson; Duncan M. Geddes
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From the Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospital, Sydney Street, London, UK.


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;112(1):275-278. doi:10.1378/chest.112.1.275
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Abstract

The diagnosis and treatment of pneumothorax in patients with complex cystic lung disease may be difficult when relying on plain chest radiography alone. We report four cases in which management was greatly facilitated by the use of CT scanning of the chest.


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