Tag: Hemothorax

Traumatic Hemothorax: Pigtail vs Chest Tube

Background: Optimal management of pneumothorax and hemothorax with chest thoracostomy has been widely debated over the last decade.  We no longer question the utility of pigtail catheters for pneumothorax and now ask whether a catheter has to be placed at …

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Thoracic and RespiratoryTrauma

REBEL Core Cast 34.0 – Chest Tubes

Take Home Points Small to Moderate Size Pneumothorax – consider managing conservatively with observation (need to make sure consulting services on same page) Needle aspiration for spontaneous pneumothorax recommend by British Thoracic and European Respiratory Societies 1 in 5 patients …

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Procedures and Skills