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Haemorrhage after pneumothorax aspiration
  1. F C Rae
  1. Accident and Emergency, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK;

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    I read with interest the case reports on haemorrhage after aspiration for spontaneous pneumothorax.1

    It has always been my understanding that the reason for continuing to use the second intercostal space, mid-clavicular line (2ICS MCL) approach for these patients is more to do with convenience and ease of approach than for any scientific reason. Aspirating two …

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