How are pulmonary complications managed in spinal cord injury (SCI)?

Updated: Nov 01, 2018
  • Author: Lawrence S Chin, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Brian H Kopell, MD  more...
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Treatment of pulmonary complications and/or injury in patients with spinal cord injury includes supplementary oxygen for all patients and chest tube thoracostomy for those with pneumothorax and/or hemothorax.


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