Percutaneous drainage of recurrent pneumothoraces and pneumatoceles

Lewis J. Kaplan, Stanley Z. Trooskin, Thomas A. Santora, Jeffrey P. Weiss

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Abstract

Thoracic trauma victims commonly sustain visceral pleural injury with resultant pneumothorax. These injuries usually respond to standard tube thoracostomy decompression and drainage. However, a subset of these patients develop recurrent and/or loculated pneumothoraces or pneumatoceles that are not readily accessible by tube thoracostomy. Percutaneous catheter drainage of these collections provides a safe and reliable method of management in critically ill patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1069-1072
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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