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Table 2 Comparing of talc slurry and bleomycin according to side effects, complications, and pneumothorax recurrence

From: A left lung with four lobes: a new discovery during the thoracotomy for recurrent primary spontaneous pneumothorax

Effect on pneumothorax, Side Effects, complications, and recurrence Talc, right side Bleomycin, left side
Pain (pleuritic chest pain) ++ +
Nausea +
Fever ++ +
Tachycardia +
Breathlessness and dyspnea +
Cough +
Respiratory distress
Decreased O2 saturation
Hypersensitivity to the drug
Recurrent pneumothorax +
Pethidine use ++ +
Pleural effusion
Pneumothorax recurrence +