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Catheters smaller than 24 French gauge can be used for chest drains

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7101.186a (Published 19 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:186
  1. P M Taylor, Consultant radiologista
  1. a Central Manchester Healthcare NHS Trust, Department of Clinical Radiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL

    Editor—It is a pity that, in their editorial on reducing morbidity from chest drains, Jonathan Hyde and colleagues have perpetuated another medical myth.1 Their contention that a 24 French gauge catheter is adequate for air or low viscosity …

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