Principles of Chest Tube Insertion

  • EO Ogunleye

Abstract

Chest tube insertion is often times a life saving procedure which is well within the scope of a trained physician. It is a simple therapeutic manoevre but prone to complications if the principles of thoracic drainage are not complied with strictly. This article aims to highlight the indications and contraindications associated with chest tube insertion and also the technique of thoracostomy tube drainage and its associated complications.

Published
2015-02-12
Section
Articles

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