The Journal of Bucharest College of Physicians and the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

Complicated Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax – Challenges to Overcome: Case Report and Literature Review


The studies concerning spontaneous pneumothorax in children offer a limited amount of information about the best approach with regard to the patients who require surgical treatment of this condition. The less severe forms respond to conservative treatment which consists of oxygen therapy and pain medication. If medical treatment does not alleviate the symptoms or if the pneumothorax persists, the patient requires chest tube drainage[4,5,6]. Surgical treatment is indicated when the pneumothorax reoccurs or if effective pleural drainage does not improve the condition of the patient[5,7]. […]