Table 3

Relationship between size of pneumothorax and initial intervention

PrimarySecondaryAll
Size of pneumothoraxAspirationChest tubeAspirationChest tubeAspirationChest tube
*Cases where the size of the pneumothorax could not be reliably established from the case notes.
All (%)25 (78)7 (22)7 (58)5 (42)32 (73)12 (27)
Small (%)6 (86)1 (14)2 (67)1 (33)8 (80)2 (20)
Medium (%)3 (75)1 (25)1 (100)04 (80)1 (20)
Large (%)12 (75)4 (25)3 (50)3 (50)15 (68)7 (32)
*Not known411152