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A prehospital paediatric tension viscerothorax presenting as a tension pneumothorax: a diagnostic dilemma
  1. Cliff Reid1,
  2. Rod Hatton1,
  3. Paul Middleton2
  1. 1Greater Sydney Area Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, Australia, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2Ambulance Research Institute, Ambulance Service New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to C Reid, Greater Sydney Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, Rescue Helicopter Base, 670 Drover Road, Bankstown Airport, 2200 NSW, Australia; reidcg{at}me.com

Abstract

This article reports a case of a paediatric pre–hospital tension viscerothorax, and it subsequent management. It also dicusses the difficulty in diagnosing this condition in the pre-hospital arena.

  • Cardiac care
  • diagnosis
  • nursing
  • prehospital
  • paediatrics
  • paediatric injury
  • trauma
  • major trauma management
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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the SSWAHS Ethics Review Committee (RPAH Zone) NSW Australia.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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