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BET 3: DO PATIENTS WITH A THORACOSTOMY TUBE PLACED IN THE LUNG FISSURE NEED AN ADDITIONAL THORACOSTOMY TUBE PLACED?
  1. Leif Meyers,
  2. Jeffrey Jones, MD, Emergency Medicine
  1. Grand Rapids Medical and Education Center, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA

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    Report by Leif Meyers

    Search checked by Jeffrey Jones, MD, Emergency Medicine

    Institution: Grand Rapids Medical and Education Center, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA

    THREE-PART QUESTION

    In [patients with significant pleural effusions], does a [chest tube incidentally placed in the lung fissure] have any [effect on adequate drainage of the effusion].

    CLINICAL SCENARIO

    A patient …

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