Contralateral spontaneous pneumothorax after pneumonectomy: Thoracoscopic management with cardiopulmonary bypass

Thomas J. Birdas, Daniel H. Beckart, Robert J. Keenan, Mohamed F. Ismail, Sameh Sersar, Biruta Witte

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Spontaneous contralateral pneumothorax after pneumonectomy is a rare condition. Management can be quite challenging, as surgical intervention other than tube thoracostomy poses significant risks. We report a case of spontaneous pneumothorax that did not resolve with conventional management, necessitating thoracoscopic bleb resection with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005



  • Lung-other
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pleura

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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