Intercostal drainage tube or intracardiac drainage tube?

N. Anitha, S. Kamath, Edison Khymdeit, Manjunath Prabhu

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Abstract

Although insertion of chest drain tubes is a common medical practice, there are risks associated with this procedure, especially when inexperienced physicians perform it. Wrong insertion of the tube has been known to cause morbidity and occasional mortality. We report a case where the left ventricle was accidentally punctured leading to near-exsanguination. This report is to highlight the need for experienced physicians to supervise the procedure and train the younger physician in the safe performance of the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-548
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2016
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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