Tube Thoracostomy: Complications and Its Management

@inproceedings{Kesieme2012TubeTC,
  title={Tube Thoracostomy: Complications and Its Management},
  author={Emeka B Kesieme and A E Dongo and Ndubueze Ezemba and Eshiobo Irekpita and Nze Jebbin and Chinenye N. Kesieme},
  booktitle={Pulmonary medicine},
  year={2012}
}
Background. Tube thoracostomy is widely used throughout the medical, surgical, and critical care specialities. It is generally used to drain pleural collections either as elective or emergency. Complications resulting from tube thoracostomy can occasionally be life threatening. Aim. To present an update on the complications and management of complications of tube thoracostomy. Methods. A review of the publications obtained from Medline search, medical libraries, and Google on tube thoracostomy… CONTINUE READING

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