thoracostomy


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thoracostomy

(ˌθɔːrəkˈɒstəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) a surgical incision in the chest wall, esp to provide drainage
Translations

tho·ra·cos·to·my

n. toracostomía, incisión en la pared del tórax usando la abertura como drenaje.
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All patients were initially managed with tube thoracostomy and emergency thoracotomy was done in 405 (3.
Majority of thoracic trauma can be managed by a simple insertion of tube thoracostomy and need no heroic surgical intervention.
The treatment method was determined, and tube thoracostomy was applied according to the British Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians guidelines (4, 5).
However, the incidence of pneumothorax and the requirement for tube thoracostomy are comparable after thoracentesis and pleural biopsy.
Most patients are treated through tube thoracostomy,[sup][21],[22] and mortality is directly related to the number of fractured ribs.
Thoracostomy tubes: A comprehensive review of complications and related topics.
Nearly every patient with a SSP should initially be hospitalized and managed by tube thoracostomy.
The patient was admitted and right sided tube thoracostomy was done and the chest tube was put on suction followed by chest physiotherapy.
Tube thoracostomy in trauma: Is it time for a checklist for test tubes?
6) Once again; wound debridement and wound closure were the most common procedures and were followed by vascular access, exploratory laparotomy, and thoracostomy.
Immediate tube thoracostomy was performed to drain the trapped air in the pleural linings and to allow for the lung to re-inflate.
Two widely known corrective procedures are using a pigtail catheter drainage or performing a chest tube thoracostomy.