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Early recognition and placement of a thoracostomy tube is essential when moderate to large subcutaneous emphysema is present as the underlying pneumothorax and associated subcutaneous emphysema will progress.
We describe a pitfall in the management of traumatic lung injury due to malposition of thoracostomy tubes. The patient gave written consent for the publication of this case.
Instilling these agents into the pleural cavity via the thoracostomy tube causes adhesions to form between the parietal and visceral pleural surfaces.
Results of a clinical practice algorithm for the management of thoracostomy tubes placed for traumatic mechanism.
Large thoracostomy tubes or pleural pigtail catheters may be used to evacuate fluid or gas.
Two thoracostomy tubes size 32F were inserted one on each side and immediately drained 800ml of blood from the left side and 550ml from the right side.
Procedures included placement of arterial lines and central venous lines, bronchoalveolar lavage, thoracostomy tubes, percutaneous gastrostomy, and tracheostomies.
Three thoracostomy tubes were placed, along with two Blake drains to allow for irrigation.
Martin M, Results of a clinical practice algorithm for the management of thoracostomy tubes placed for traumatic mechanism.
Chest drains, or thoracostomy tubes, are used frequently to manage various thoracic conditions requiring evacuation of air or fluid from the pleural space.