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- 1.1. The reasons for the decline in popularity of therapeutic pneumothorax such as its pleural complications and its effect on pulmonary function are discussed.
- 2.2. The need for re-evaluation of pneumothorax combined with chemotherapy is recognized but it must await reports of long-term results.
- 3.3. Pneumoperitoneum is replacing pneumothorax in popularity and is needed in anticipated or demonstrated chemotherapeutic failures, especially if thoracic surgery is not applicable.
- 4.4. The use of pneumoperitoneum early in the course of chemotherapy in the presence of cavitary disease is discussed.
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