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Clinical Review

Spontaneous pneumothorax

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 08 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2928

Re: Spontaneous pneumothorax

I would like to point out that the initial management algorithm for spontaneous pneumothorax (Fig 2) contains a typographical error (which might lead to confusion or mismanagement).

For those with suspected secondary pneumothorax, the algorithm states that if the size of the pneumothorax is LESS than 2cm the patient requires chest drain insertion.

This should be if the size is MORE than 2cm.

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 May 2014
Peter J Flegg
Consultant Physician
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Blackpool, FY8 3NR