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Chest drains in traumatic occult pneumothorax
  1. Rachel Jenner, Specialist Registrar,
  2. Ayan Sen, Clinical Fellow
  1. Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport

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    Report by Rachel Jenner, Specialist RegistrarSearch checked by Ayan Sen, Clinical FellowStepping Hill Hospital, Stockport

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether tube thoracostomy was indicated in trauma patients who have an occult pneumothorax discovered on CT scanning. 279 papers were found using the reported searches, of which six presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date, and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, …

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