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Table 1 Reasons for exclusion

From: Chest wall thickness and depth to vital structures in paediatric patients – implications for prehospital needle decompression of tension pneumothorax

Reason for exclusion n (0 years) n (5 years) n (10 years) n (total)
Mediastinal shift 12 1 1 14
Pulmonary infiltration 11 1 0 12
CPAM 8 0 0 8
Pulmonary bullae 6 0 0 6
Pleural effusion/empyema 3 2 0 5
Poor image quality 1 3 0 4
Spinal misalignment 1 1 1 3
Emphysema 3 0 0 3
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia 2 0 0 2
Intrathoracic mass 1 0 0 1
Total 48 8 2 58