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Use of a Heimlich flutter valve for pneumothorax in cystic fibrosis



Use of a Heimlich flutter valve for pneumothorax in cystic fibrosis



Thorax 49(11): 1178-1179



The use of a Heimlich flutter valve in an adult patient with cystic fibrosis with hypercapnic respiratory failure which allowed resolution of a persisting pneumothorax after failure of conventional tube drainage is reported. The patient was managed at home and avoided surgical pleurodesis which could have jeopardised transplantation at a later date.

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Accession: 009702873

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PMID: 7831641

DOI: 10.1136/thx.49.11.1178


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