Simple pneumothorax? Try a pigtail!

Why the 32 French?! It’s not 1970 anymore. Next time you’ve got a simple pneumothorax, consider the pigtail! Chana Rich and Kat Farmer will show you how:

For a more detailed, step by step process, see another great post by Dr. Jay Diamond:

http://blogs.brown.edu/emergency-medicine-residency/pigtail-catheter-placement-for-pneumothorax/

2 thoughts on “Simple pneumothorax? Try a pigtail!

  1. Here is a link to a controversial way to do a sort of hybrid between a needle decompression and a chest tube on the fly. Enjoy! Squeal!

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