Complications of percutaneous dart therapy in management of pneumothorax

J. M. Streitz, K. J. Karlson

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Treatment of patients who have pneumothorax is increasingly being undertaken with a small-diameter dart catheter. Although the catheter usually is effective, complications can arise with its use. We describe a patient in whom empyema developed during treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax with the use of such a catheter. Limitations and guidelines for its use are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1549-1550
Number of pages2
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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