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Chirurgia 2005 December;18(6):523-4

Copyright © 2005 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Tube thoracostomy: indications, technique and complications

Safioleas M., Stamatakos M., Mouzopoulos G., Moulakakis K., Tomos P.


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Closed tube thoracostomy is a standard procedure for the evacuation of air, blood, or other materials from the pleural space. Insertion of chest drain is always a life saving procedure in emergent conditions. But this useful procedure is not without risk. Complications of tube thoracostomy such as organ lesions and malpositioned tubes, are not uncommon. We present here our experience in chest drainage and we describe the indications ,the technique and complications of tube thoracostomy.

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