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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015
Prevalence of Pneumothorax with Respect to Type, Etiology, Severity, Extent, Anatomical Location, and Mode of Presentation in Bhuj Population, India
Dr. Dinesh Dave | Dr. Nishant Pujara 
Abstract: Pneumothorax may be spontaneous or traumatic. The spontaneous pneumothorax is usually the result of rupture of superficial emphysematous bullae and may occur in apparently healthy persons or in association with chronic pulmonary disease. It is usually unilateral but may be bilateral. If air reaches the mediastinum and rupture into both the pleural cavity.25 consecutive cases of pneumothorax admitted at the Gujarat Adani institute of medical science bhuj from December 2011 to April 2012were studied. Each patient was interrogated and examined in detail according to the attached proforma, with a view to identify the nature of pneumothorax. The incidence of pneumothorax was maximum in the 3rd decade of life. The youngest one was a boy ages 17 years, while the oldest case was 70 years.18 cases were under the age of 40 years, while only 1 case was more than 70 years of age. The prevalence of pneumothorax was greater in male as compared to female. Most of the cases treated with needle aspiration of air and the intercostal drainage through indwelling polythelene catheter developed surgical emphysema on the affected side which disappeared within 2-3 days after aspiration if air with needle or after removal of polythelene tube from intercostal space.
Keywords: Pneumothorax, Etiology, Type, Bhuj
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,
Pages: 226 - 228