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journal article 
Author(s):
Paul, AO; Kirchhoff, C; Kay, MV; Hiebl, A; Koerner, M; Braunstein, VA; Mutschler, W; Kanz, KG 
Title:
Malfunction of a Heimlich flutter valve causing tension pneumothorax: case report of a rare complication. 
Abstract:
ABSTRACT:Thoracic injuries play an important role in major trauma patients due to their high incidence and critical relevance. A serious consequence of thoracic trauma is pneumothorax, a condition that quickly can become life-threatening and requires immediate treatment.Decompression is the state of the art for treating tension pneumothorax. There are many different methods of decompression using different techniques, devices, valves and drainage systems. Referring to our case report we would li...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Patient Saf Surg 
Year:
2010 
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Language:
eng 
TUM Institution:
dische Klinik und Poliklinik