Re: Spontaneous pneumothorax
This Comprehensive review on Spontaneous Pneumothorax does not mention the use of Bedside Ultrasound Scanning for Diagnosis or to guide the insertion of drains when applicable.
Ultrasound scanning is non invasive, carries lower risk of radiation and is becoming more available at the bedside.
It is incorporated in the extended FAST exam for assessing trauma patients with reported high sensitivity and short time required to perform in comparison with CT scanning.
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