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Neonatal chest drain insertion--an animal model.
  1. J. O. Hourihane,
  2. P. A. Crawshaw,
  3. M. A. Hall
  1. Department of Neonatal Medicine, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton.


    Trainees rarely see a neonatal pneumothorax because of the combination of decreased doctors' hours, the use of surfactant, and modern ventilator techniques. An animal model, using a dead rabbit, is described that could be used to train doctors and others in the management of this serious complication of neonatal care.

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