Title

Subclavian artery laceration: A serious complication of needle decompression

Date of this Version

10-1-2011

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Citation only

Riwoe, D., & Poncia, H. D. (2011). Subclavian artery laceration: A serious complication of needle decompression. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 23 (5), 651-653.

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2011 HERDC submission. FoR code: 110300

© Copyright The Authors, 2011
© Copyright EMA, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Soceity for Emergency Medicine

ISSN

1742-6731

Abstract

A 31-year-old woman presented with spontaneous tension pneumothorax. This was initially treated with needle decompression, which led to massive haemothorax. Treatment and methods to reduce the likelihood of this complication are discussed.

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