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Outpatient Drainage Therapy with a Thoracic Vent for Traumatic Pneumothorax due to Bull Attack.

Sano A, Tsuchiya T, Nagano M - Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2014)

Bottom Line: Outpatient drainage therapy with a thoracic vent was initiated.The air leak stopped on the third day and the thoracic vent was removed on the sixth day.Thoracic vents can be a useful modality for treating traumatic pneumothorax without hemothorax.

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Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chigasaki Municipal Hospital.

ABSTRACT
Outpatient drainage therapy is generally indicated for spontaneous pneumothoraces. A 63-year-old man, who had been attacked by a bull sustaining injuries on the right side of his chest, was referred to the emergency room with dyspnea. His chest X-ray showed a small pneumothorax. The next day, a chest X-ray demonstrated that his pneumothorax had worsened, although no hemothorax was identified. Outpatient drainage therapy with a thoracic vent was initiated. The air leak stopped on the third day and the thoracic vent was removed on the sixth day. Thoracic vents can be a useful modality for treating traumatic pneumothorax without hemothorax.

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Thoracic Vent. The extracorporeal dimensions of the thoracic vent are 9 cm (length)×2.5 cm (width)×2 cm (depth). The thoracic vent consists of a flexible 13 Fr urethane catheter with a removable in-line trocar connected to a one-way valve.
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Mentions: The UreSil Tru-Close Thoracic Vent (TV; UreSil Co., Ltd., Skokie, IL, USA) is used in some institutions for treating pneumothorax through outpatient drainage therapy (Fig. 1). Generally, outpatient drainage therapy with a TV is indicated for spontaneous and iatrogenic pneumothoraces. A TV is seldom a good choice for traumatic pneumothorax treatment because a concomitant hemothorax is often present. In this article, we report a case of traumatic pneumothorax that was caused by a bull attack and treated with a TV in an out-patient clinic.


Outpatient Drainage Therapy with a Thoracic Vent for Traumatic Pneumothorax due to Bull Attack.

Sano A, Tsuchiya T, Nagano M - Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2014)

Thoracic Vent. The extracorporeal dimensions of the thoracic vent are 9 cm (length)×2.5 cm (width)×2 cm (depth). The thoracic vent consists of a flexible 13 Fr urethane catheter with a removable in-line trocar connected to a one-way valve.
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f1-kjtcvs-47-563: Thoracic Vent. The extracorporeal dimensions of the thoracic vent are 9 cm (length)×2.5 cm (width)×2 cm (depth). The thoracic vent consists of a flexible 13 Fr urethane catheter with a removable in-line trocar connected to a one-way valve.
Mentions: The UreSil Tru-Close Thoracic Vent (TV; UreSil Co., Ltd., Skokie, IL, USA) is used in some institutions for treating pneumothorax through outpatient drainage therapy (Fig. 1). Generally, outpatient drainage therapy with a TV is indicated for spontaneous and iatrogenic pneumothoraces. A TV is seldom a good choice for traumatic pneumothorax treatment because a concomitant hemothorax is often present. In this article, we report a case of traumatic pneumothorax that was caused by a bull attack and treated with a TV in an out-patient clinic.

Bottom Line: Outpatient drainage therapy with a thoracic vent was initiated.The air leak stopped on the third day and the thoracic vent was removed on the sixth day.Thoracic vents can be a useful modality for treating traumatic pneumothorax without hemothorax.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chigasaki Municipal Hospital.

ABSTRACT
Outpatient drainage therapy is generally indicated for spontaneous pneumothoraces. A 63-year-old man, who had been attacked by a bull sustaining injuries on the right side of his chest, was referred to the emergency room with dyspnea. His chest X-ray showed a small pneumothorax. The next day, a chest X-ray demonstrated that his pneumothorax had worsened, although no hemothorax was identified. Outpatient drainage therapy with a thoracic vent was initiated. The air leak stopped on the third day and the thoracic vent was removed on the sixth day. Thoracic vents can be a useful modality for treating traumatic pneumothorax without hemothorax.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus