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Table 2 Comparison of physical examination, chest X-ray (CXR) and e-FAST for the diagnosis of pneumothorax, pneumothorax requiring chest drainage and haemothorax in the stability criteria group

From: Integrating eFAST in the initial management of stable trauma patients: the end of plain film radiography

  CT diagnosis
(n = 148)
eFAST
(n = 148)
Physical examination
(n = 148)
Chest X-ray (n = 23)
All pneumothoraces 21 6 (29 %) 4 (19 %) 3 (14 %)
Drained pneumothoraces 5 5 (100 %) 3 (60 %) 3 (60 %)
All haemothoracesa 3 1 (33 %) 1 (33 %) 0 (0 %)
  1. aNone of the haemothoraces required a chest drainage within the first 24 h