Management of Spontaneous Pneumothorax and Postinterventional Pneumothorax: German S3-Guideline

In Germany, 10,000 cases of spontaneous pneumothorax are treated inpatient every year. The German Society for Thoracic Surgery (DGT), in co-operation with the German Society for Pulmonology (DGP), the German Radiological Society (DRG) and the German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM) has developed an S3 guideline on spontaneous pneumothorax and postinterventional pneumothorax moderated by the German Association of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF).

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Discussion The recommendations of the S3 Guideline provide assistance in managing spontaneous pneumothorax and post-interventional pneumothorax. Whether this will affect existing deviant diagnostic and therapeutic measures will be demonstrated by future epidemiological studies.


DOI: 10.1055/a-0588-4444