Kakamad F, Othman S. Primary spontaneous hemopneumothorax: A meta-analysis study. Edorium J Cardiothorac Vasc Surg 2016;2:6–11.
Although primary spontaneous hemopneumothorax is a surgical emergency, it has not yet been outlined well in literatures. The current meta-analysis study aims to highlight this issue. The search in the medical literatures revealed 35 studies which included 358 patients. Nineteen cases were female. Mean age at presentation was 28.7 years. Most common presentation was chest pain. Plain chest X-ray was the diagnostic tool of choice in most of the cases. Clinical features, procedures and complications were presented in tables. Conservative management along is sufficient in certain conditions. Emergency operation were performed when the patient developed shock and/or presented with continuous fresh bleeding more than 100 cc/hr after initial drainage.
Fahmi Kakamad – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Snur Othman – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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