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Intercostal drainage tube or intracardiac drainage tube?


1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Edison Khymdeit
Kasturba Medical College Faculty Room No: 08, Kasturba Medical College Administrative Office, Tiger Circle, Manipal - 576 104, Udupi, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.185561

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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 545-548

 

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Although insertion of chest drain tubes is a common medical practice, there are risks associated with this procedure, especially when inexperienced physicians perform it. Wrong insertion of the tube has been known to cause morbidity and occasional mortality. We report a case where the left ventricle was accidentally punctured leading to near-exsanguination. This report is to highlight the need for experienced physicians to supervise the procedure and train the younger physician in the safe performance of the procedure.






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1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Edison Khymdeit
Kasturba Medical College Faculty Room No: 08, Kasturba Medical College Administrative Office, Tiger Circle, Manipal - 576 104, Udupi, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.185561

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Although insertion of chest drain tubes is a common medical practice, there are risks associated with this procedure, especially when inexperienced physicians perform it. Wrong insertion of the tube has been known to cause morbidity and occasional mortality. We report a case where the left ventricle was accidentally punctured leading to near-exsanguination. This report is to highlight the need for experienced physicians to supervise the procedure and train the younger physician in the safe performance of the procedure.






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