Chest tube insertion for pneumothorax or hematothorax

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6317   2 years ago
samer176 | 2 subscribers
6317   2 years ago
For blunt trauma patients lying supine, drains should be placed anteriorly in the chest. This pevents a tension pneumothorax developing if the chest tube is blocked by dependent lung tissue. Normal movement of the lungs will allow drainage of a basal haemothorax through an anterior chest tube
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