Traumatic pneumothorax with malpositioned intercostal catheter
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Hacking C, Traumatic pneumothorax with malpositioned intercostal catheter. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 28 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-73308
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7 Jan 2020
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Moderately-sized right pneumothorax. The right intercostal catheter (ICC) is kinked and coiled within the chest wall and not in the pleural space. No significant mediastinal shift. Patchy airspace opacities in the right lung. Displaced right 7th rib fracture.
The ICC was removed and a new tube inserted correctly, which drained the pneumothorax successfully.
The right lung opacities were proven to be pulmonary contusions on subsequent CT.
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