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Pneumothorax In Pediatric Patients: Management Strategies To Improve Patient Outcomes

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  • Underlying conditions and diseases that increase the risk of secondary pneumothorax include pulmonary, infectious, systemic, and iatrogenic etiologies. Recent procedures involving the neck, chest, or abdomen can lead to an iatrogenic pneumothorax.
  • For a traumatic pneumothorax, evaluate for concomitant injuries including rib fractures, pulmonary contusions, subcutaneous emphysema, and cardiac injuries.

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Matthew Harris, MD; Joshua Rocker, MD

Publication Date

March 2, 2017

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