thoracostomy


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thoracostomy

 [thor″ah-kos´tah-me]
1. incision of the chest wall, with maintenance of the opening for drainage.
2. the incision so created.
Procedure for thoracostomy. If the procedure is done in an emergency, a local anesthetic is injected at the site of insertion of the thoracostomy tube (A) (if a general anesthetic is used, step A is not necessary). The incision is widened (B) and the tube inserted (C) and (D). To avoid accidental removal, it may be sutured in place (E). The free end of the tube is connected to a closed drainage system.
See illustration.

tho·ra·cos·to·my

(thō'ră-kos'tŏ-mē),
Establishment of an opening into the chest cavity, as for the drainage of an empyema.
[thoraco- + G. stoma, mouth]

thoracostomy

(thôr′ə-kŏs′tə-mē)
n.
The surgical formation of an opening into the chest cavity, as for drainage.

tho·ra·cos·to·my

(thōr'ă-kos'tŏ-mē)
Establishment of an opening into the chest cavity, as for the drainage of an empyema.
[thoraco- + G. stoma, mouth]

tho·ra·cos·to·my

(thōr'ă-kos'tŏ-mē)
Establishment of an opening into the chest cavity.
[thoraco- + G. stoma, mouth]
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Thoracostomy tubes: A comprehensive review of complications and related topics.
Another thoracostomy tube placement was performed from second intercostal space because air leakage and expansion deficit have become evident at the right side in the early postoperative period.
However, tube thoracostomy should be the first treatment in parapneumonic empyema of childhood despite everything because it has been determined that success rate was at 80-90% with only tube thoracostomy (15).
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Thoracostomy was removed on October 21, 2016 the clinical course continued uneventfully and management continued unchanged.
Complications of needle thoracostomy: A comprehensive clinical review.
Patients, who demonstrated respiratory distress clinically and with radiological evidence of fluid, underwent thoracostomy. Few patients, who did not resolve after thoracostomy, needed endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation.
Thoracostomy is done frequently in cases of chest trauma, pneumothorax, and hydrothorax or after cardiothoracic surgeries to drain the collected fluid, blood, or air.
Tube thoracostomy due to trauma may be regarded differently by general surgeons than by thoracic surgeons.
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