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Pneumothorax and Chest Tube Refresher December 6, 2008

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Pneumothorax

• Definition

Air accumulation in the pleural space with secondary lung

collapse

• Sources

–Visceral pleura

–Ruptured esophagus

–Chest wall defect

–Gas-forming organisms

• Factors determining gasreabsorption

–Diffusion properties of the gases

–Pressure gradients

–Area of contact

–Permeability of pleural surface

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