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OPTX (Occult Pneumothorax) Score of de Moya et al in a Trauma Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a traumatic pneumothorax using the occult pneumothorax (OPTX) score of De Moya et al.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

J93

Description:

De Moya et al developed an Occult Pneumothorax (OPTX) score for grading the size of a pneumothorax associated with trauma. This can help determine if a chest tube will be required for managing the patient. The authors are from the University of Miami, Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Southern California.

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