Improved technique for pleural drain insertion during cardiovascular surgery

J. B. Riebman, Albert Yurvati, G. W. Laub

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Abstract

We describe an improved technique for pleural drain insertion during cardiovascular procedures performed through a median sternotomy. Benefits of this technique include less patient discomfort, optimal drain geometry, and reduced risk of pneumothorax on drain removal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-505
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume35
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1994

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Pneumothorax

Keywords

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Chest tube
  • Pleural drain
  • Technique

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In: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 35, No. 6, 01.12.1994, p. 503-505.

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