Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine

Pigtail Catheters for Traumatic Hemothorax?

Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine
Pigtail Catheters for Traumatic Hemothorax?
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Traumatic hemothorax has traditionally been treated with a large bore thoracostomy to prevent retained hemothorax and morbidity.  In this podcast we discuss the results of a recent study on the use of small bore thoracostomy (pigtail catheters) for the treatment of traumatic hemothorax.

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