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J Accid Emerg Med. 1995 September; 12(3): 218–219.
PMCID: PMC1342488

Significant pneumothorax complicating a fractured clavicle.


Pneumothorax has been described as a complication of a fractured clavicle only three times. It is an important and potentially serious complication. This case report describes a fractured clavicle complicated by a significant pneumothorax which required chest drain insertion.

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