Efficacy of the Additional Mechanical Pleurodesis for Surgical Management of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00615849
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : February 14, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2011
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanghoon Jheon, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
For the definite treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax(PSP), thoracoscopic bleb obliteration with pleural adhesive procedure is generally accepted as a standard. But additional pleurodesis is potentially useless procedure on the parietal pleura for treating visceral pleural disese. Furthermore, pleural symphysis could deteriorates normal pleural physiology and cause chronic pain. According to our previous study, stapling resection of the bulla without pleurodesis gave comparable result in recurrence comparing with articles with additional pleurodesis. The purpose of this study is to evaluate surgical outcome of thoracoscopic surgery with or without pleural abrasion and to know whether adhesive procedure is essential in the management of PSP.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
16 Years to 35 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
total collapse/tension pneumothorax
previous history of contralateral pneumothorax
visible bulla on simple X-ray
air leakage more than 2 days with drainage catheter for 1st attack patients