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Thoracostomy tube placement – (a) trocar tube

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Abstract

A trocar tube may be used for thoracostomy tube placement to remove air or fluid from the pleural space, for medical management of pyothorax, or for stabilization prior to surgical treatment of pleural space disease.

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Figures

Image of Chest tube with trocar, Luer connector and 3-way tap.
Chest tube with trocar, Luer connector and 3-way tap. Chest tube with trocar, Luer connector and 3-way tap.
Image of Insert the thoracostomy tube
Insert the thoracostomy tube Insert the thoracostomy tube
Image of Alternative technique
Alternative technique Alternative technique
Image of Hold the tube and trocar perpendicular to the 8th intercostal space
Hold the tube and trocar perpendicular to the 8th intercostal space Hold the tube and trocar perpendicular to the 8th intercostal space
Image of Angle the tube so that the tip points cranially and ventrally
Angle the tube so that the tip points cranially and ventrally Angle the tube so that the tip points cranially and ventrally
Image of Remove the trocar and occlude the tube with forceps
Remove the trocar and occlude the tube with forceps Remove the trocar and occlude the tube with forceps

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