Article Abstract

Unusual bilateral pneumothoraces due to the pleural window acting as a one-way valve

Authors: Hirofumi Suzuki, Motohiro Nishimura, Satoru Okada, Masayoshi Inoue


Simultaneous bilateral spontaneous pneumothoraces are relatively rare and only 1.3% of spontaneous pneumothorax cases are bilateral as well as simultaneous (1). We present a case of simultaneous bilateral pneumothoraces in a patient who followed a complicated course due to a pleuro-pleural communication.