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Role of small calibre chest tube drainage for iatrogenic pneumothorax.
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PMID:  2247865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 2 mm Teflon catheter was used as a chest tube in 28 patients with iatrogenic pneumothorax. Frequent aspirations through the catheter were performed in 16 of the patients. In the remaining 12 patients the catheter was connected to a one way flutter valve. The treatment was successful in 27 of the 28 patients--one patient required a large calibre chest tube. The mean drainage time was 48 hours. The small catheter technique is superior to the use of a large intercostal drain as it is much less traumatic and troublesome. The small calibre chest tube with a one way valve is recommended as a safe and easy technique.
M Laub; N Milman; D Müller; E Struve-Christensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thorax     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0040-6376     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorax     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-09     Completed Date:  1991-01-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417353     Medline TA:  Thorax     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  748-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy / adverse effects
Catheterization, Peripheral / instrumentation
Iatrogenic Disease
Middle Aged
Pneumothorax / etiology,  surgery*
Suction / instrumentation*

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