Journal article

Pneumothorax in cystic fibrosis: a retrospective case series

GM Hafen, OC Ukoumunne, PJ Robinson

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2006

Abstract

Pneumothorax is a known complication in cystic fibrosis (CF), associated with poor outcome. Records of CF patients with pneumothorax at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne between 1990 and 2004 were reviewed, and the characteristics, sputum culture results, lung function, treatment, and outcome for the 11 patients who had pneumothoraces were described.