Table 4

Success of simple aspiration, and relation to size of pneumothorax

PrimarySecondaryAll
Size of pneumothoraxSuccessFailureSuccessFailureSuccessFailure
Size of pneumothorax could not be established in four cases of primary and one of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax.
All (%)8 (32)17 (68)3 (43)4 (57)11 (34)21 (66)
Small (%)4 (67)2 (33)1 (50)1 (50)5 (63)3 (38)
Medium (%)1 (33)2 (67)01 (100)1 (25)3 (75)
Large (%)3 (25)9 (75)1 (33)2 (67)4 (27)11 (73)