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Type: Journal article
Title: Patient-induced complications of Heimlich flutter valve
Author: Crocker, H.
Ruffin, R.
Citation: Chest, 1998; 113(3):838-839
Issue Date: 1998
ISSN: 0012-3692
Abstract: Heimlich flutter valves have gained widespread acceptance in the treatment of pneumothorax. However, some features of their design may predispose them to inadvertent misuse. A case of tension pneumothorax is described which resulted from the insertion of a drinking straw into the Heimlich flutter valve assembly.
Keywords: Humans; Pneumothorax; Drainage; Equipment Design; Middle Aged; Male
RMID: 0030005022
DOI: 10.1378/chest.113.3.838
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