UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Trauma

Title: Large bore vs small bore chest tube for traumatic hemothorax

Keywords: Chest tube henothorax (PubMed Search)

Posted: 10/8/2023 by Robert Flint, MD (Updated: 7/14/2024)
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This article reminds us that using a small bore chest tube to drain traumatic hemothorax is supported by small studies and the Easterm Society for the Surgery in Trauma. 


Large-bore versus small-bore chest drains in traumatic haemopneumothorax: an international survey of current practice

  1. James Foley1
  2. Steven Walker2
  3. Edward Carlton1