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Pneumothorax and Hemothorax

  • Werner Glinz


Example: In a 17-year-old girl who was being ventilated during general anesthesia, a bilateral tension pneumothorax developed (Fig. 58). The diagnosis was based on the radiologic findings. Without a relief puncture or thoracic drainage, she was transported 15 km to the university hospital for treatment. It was a miracle that she survived.


Chest Tube Intercostal Space Pleural Space Thoracic Wall Fibrinolytic Enzyme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Glinz
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  1. 1.Chirurgische Klinik BUniversitätsspital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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