J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 Sep 16. Epub 2021 Sep 16.
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI Oregon Heatlh Science University, Portland, OR Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Ernest E Moore Shock Trauma center, Denver, CO Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA Inova Trauma Center, Falls Church, VA Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.
This is a recommended algorithm of the Western Trauma Association for the management of a traumatic pneumothorax (PTX). The current algorithm and recommendations are based on available published prospective cohort, observational, and retrospective studies and the expert opinion of the Western Trauma Association members. The algorithm (Figure 1) and accompanying text represents a safe and reasonable approach to this common problem. Read More