Radiologia convenzionale e tomografia assiale computerizzata nella diagnosi di pneumotorace in terapia intensiva. Analisi retrospettiva di un biennio di attività.

Translated title of the contribution: Conventional radiology and computerized axial tomography in the diagnosis of pneumothorax in intensive therapy. Retrospective study of 2 years of activity

P. Silvani, S. Colombo, L. Cabrini, D. Giudici, G. Gallioli, G. Torri

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Abstract

The role played by chest radiograph and CT scan in diagnosis of pneumothorax is analyzed in a retrospective study based on two years of activity in Intensive Care Unit. The sensibility of traditional chest radiography was 75% while the sensibility of CT scan resulted higher (87.5%). In the authors opinion, when pneumothorax is suspected, particularly in patients with polytrauma, CT scan of the chest is mandatory unless patient's conditions or logistic difficulties related with transport of the patient contraindicate it.

Translated title of the contributionConventional radiology and computerized axial tomography in the diagnosis of pneumothorax in intensive therapy. Retrospective study of 2 years of activity
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)427-433
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume59
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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