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Diseases » Pneumothorax » Summary
 

What is Pneumothorax?

What is Pneumothorax?

  • Pneumothorax: Air in the pleural spaces around the lungs.
  • Pneumothorax: Pneumothorax; abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Pneumothorax: abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung; may be spontaneous (due to injury to the chest) or induced (as a treatment for tuberculosis).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Pneumothorax: Introduction

Types of Pneumothorax:

Types of Pneumothorax:

Broader types of Pneumothorax:

How serious is Pneumothorax?

Complications of Pneumothorax: see complications of Pneumothorax

What causes Pneumothorax?

Causes of Pneumothorax: see causes of Pneumothorax

What are the symptoms of Pneumothorax?

Symptoms of Pneumothorax: see symptoms of Pneumothorax

Complications of Pneumothorax: see complications of Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pneumothorax.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pneumothorax.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Pneumothorax: see treatments for Pneumothorax
Research for Pneumothorax: see research for Pneumothorax

Society issues for Pneumothorax


Hospitalization statistics for Pneumothorax: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Pneumothorax:

  • 0.07% (9,054) of hospital consultant episodes were for pneumothorax in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumothorax required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumothorax were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumothorax were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumothorax required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for pneumothorax in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Pneumothorax:

Organs and body systems related to Pneumothorax include:

Name and Aliases of Pneumothorax

Main name of condition: Pneumothorax

Other names or spellings for Pneumothorax:

Pneumothorax: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Pneumothorax:

 

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