Intercostal Drainage Tube or Intracardiac Drainage Tube?

Anitha, S and Kamath, Ganesh S and Khymdeit, Edison and Prabhu, Manjunath (2016) Intercostal Drainage Tube or Intracardiac Drainage Tube? Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia, 19 (3). pp. 545-548. ISSN 0971-9784

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chest drain tube; Intercostal drainage tube; Intracardiac drainage tube
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 05:45
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 05:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148439

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