Pediatric Respirology and Critical Care Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 25--31

Primary spontaneous pneumothorax in children: A literature review


Ping-Yang Kuo1, Bao-Ren Nong2, Yung-Feng Huang2, Yee-Husan Chiou3 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
2 Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology/Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City; Department of Pediatrics, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
3 Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology/Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Bao-Ren Nong
Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, No.386, Dajhong 1st Rd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung City 81362
Taiwan

Studies about primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) in pediatric patients are not as many as in adult patients since the incidence of PSP is lower in children than in adults. There are evidence-based guidelines for the management of PSP in adults, whereas, in children, the approach of PSP is mainly extrapolated from the adult guideline. In this article, aspects of incidence rate, epidemiology, and pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and recurrence rate about pediatric PSP are discussed.


How to cite this article:
Kuo PY, Nong BR, Huang YF, Chiou YH. Primary spontaneous pneumothorax in children: A literature review.Pediatr Respirol Crit Care Med 2018;2:25-31


How to cite this URL:
Kuo PY, Nong BR, Huang YF, Chiou YH. Primary spontaneous pneumothorax in children: A literature review. Pediatr Respirol Crit Care Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Jan 23 ];2:25-31
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