Insertion distance of neonatal intercostal catheters using a 10 French Argyle trocar thoracic catheter.

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OBJECTIVE We believed that intercostal catheters were often inserted too far into the thoracic cavity in neonatal patients. The aim of this study was to determine the average distance from the catheter tip to the midline, of intercostal catheters inserted in our neonatal unit and the incidence of catheters that were inserted too far into the thoracic cavity… (More)

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