Adults with Spontaneous Pneumothorax

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Publication Month/Year

May 28, 2024

Last Updated Month/Year

June 6, 2024

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Document Objectives

The optimal management for spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) remains contentious, with various proposed approaches. This joint clinical practice guideline from the ERS, EACTS and ESTS societies provides evidence-based recommendations for the management of SP.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Outpatient, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant



Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D011030 - Pneumothorax


pneumothorax, Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Source Citation

Walker S, Hallifax R, Ricciardi S, Fitzgerald D, Keijzers M, Lauk O, Petersen J, Bertolaccini L, Bodtger U, Clive A, Elia S, Froudarakis M, Janssen J, Lee YCG, Licht P, Massard G, Nagavci B, Neudecker J, Roessner E, Van Schil P, Waller D, Walles T, Cardillo G, Maskell N, Rahman N. Joint ERS/EACTS/ESTS clinical practice guidelines on adults with spontaneous pneumothorax. Eur Respir J. 2024 May 28;63(5):2300797. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00797-2023. PMID: 38806203.

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