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A patient presented respiratory failure and haemodynamic instability after falling from a height of 6 m. After a high suspicion of tension pneumothorax based on clinical status and pulmonary auscultation, the emergency physician inserted a Pneumocath (8 Fr; 2.7 mm) while in the ambulance. Once in hospital, CT scan (figure 1) showed a tension pneumothorax that caused an important left displacement …
Contributors GAOC is the author of the manuscript. EMGF oversaw and edited this case report.
Competing interests None.
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