Small catheter tube thoracostomy: effective in managing chest trauma in stable patients.

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BACKGROUND Image-guided small catheter tube thoracostomy (SCTT) is not currently used as a first-line procedure in the management of patients with chest trauma. We adopted a practice recommendation to use SCTT as a less invasive alternative in the treatment of chest injuries. We reviewed our trauma registry to evaluate our change in practice and the… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318173f81e

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@article{Rivera2009SmallCT, title={Small catheter tube thoracostomy: effective in managing chest trauma in stable patients.}, author={Louis Rivera and Eamon B O'Reilly and Michael J. Sise and Valerie C Norton and Carol Beth Sise and Daniel I Sack and Sophia M Swanson and Rahwa B Iman and Gabrielle M. Paci and Jared L. Antevil}, journal={The Journal of trauma}, year={2009}, volume={66 2}, pages={393-9} }