Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP)

Aim of task force

To improve the identification, treatment and recurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) by developing European guidelines for healthcare professionals.

Patient input

People with the condition were invited to review the guidelines and give feedback. The feedback was reported to the Task Force and used to develop a public version of the guidelines.


View the factsheet about primary spontaneous pneumothorax

The ERS task force statement: diagnosis and treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax was published in European Respiratory Journal in 2015.