Spontaneous pneumothorax has previously been described as a presenting symptom of lung cancer. This presentation can, unfortunately, complicate and delay further definitive oncologic care until the pneumothorax can be effectively managed. We describe the case of a 58-year-old man who presented with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax and persistent air leak related to his primary lung carcinoma. Endobronchial valve placement allowed for the avoidance of pleurodesis, timely discharge, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, followed by definitive surgical resection.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine