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Pneumothorax Yousaf khan Renal Dialysis Lecturer IPMS-KMU Pneumothorax  Pneumothorax is defined as presence of air or gas in the pleural space (OR)  air between the lung and chest wall, in other term, air between the visceral pleura and the parietal pleura Mechanism  In normal people, the pressure in pleural space is negative during the entire respiratory cycle.  Two opposite forces result in negative pressure in pleural space. (outward pull of the chest wall and elastic recoil of the lung)  The negative pressure will be disappeared if any communication develops . Conti…  When a communication develops between an alveolus or other intrapulmonary air space and pleural space, air will flow into the pleural space until there is no longer a pressure difference or the communication is sealed Pneumothorax Primary spontaneous pneumothorax It occurs in young healthy individuals without underlying lung disease.  It is due to rupture of apical sub-pleural bleb.  Predisposing factors:  Smoking.  Tall, thin male  Teen age  Airway inflammation (distal)  Structural abnormalities of bronchial tree  It generally occurs at rest, although some cases occur during activities involving reaching or stretching. Recurrence:  50% on the same side  10% on the opposite side Subpleural bleb Pocket of air within the visceral pleura  < 1 cm & usually apical  Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax: Underlying pulmonary disease  It ...
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