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thoracostomy

(ˌθɔːrəkˈɒstəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) a surgical incision in the chest wall, esp to provide drainage
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tho·ra·cos·to·my

n. toracostomía, incisión en la pared del tórax usando la abertura como drenaje.
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Post-operative data included post-operative complications such as wound infection, respiratory tract infection, need of mechanical ventilation and tube thoracostomy duration.
Efficacy and safety of iodopovidone pleurodesis through tube thoracostomy. Respirology 2006; 11: 105-8.
tube thoracostomy, is a commonly used invasive procedure that is designed for evacuation of air or fluid from the pleural space to restore homeostasis of intrathoracic pressure, maintain intrathoracic volume for lung expansion, and monitor possible intrathoracic bleeding.[1],[2],[3],[4] Nevertheless, there are several potentially significant complications inherent in CTI.
Bilateral blind thoracostomy with fingered dissection was once again unsuccessful because the ribs were impossible to reach.
Tube thoracostomy placement was successfully achieved from the right side, and neck exploration was performed for tracheostomy in operating theater; a total tracheal rupture was observed between the level of 2 and 3 cricoid cartilage and the procedure was terminated after placing a tracheostomy cannula to the distal segment of trachea to wait for considering reconstruction following clinical progression and hemodynamic stabilization of the patient.
Thoracostomy tube was affixed to right hemithorax of the case, 450 mL purulent, exudative fluid was drained, in the yellow-purulent material; leukocyte count 21,500/[mm.sup.3] (90% polymorphonuclear leukocyte), glucose 6 mg/dL, protein 3220 mg/dL and pH was determined as 7.11.
ICFs included tube thoracostomy, endotracheal intubation, blood products transfusion, cardioversion and defibrillation, intramuscular injection, intravenous injection, closed reduction of fractures and dislocations, small surgical interventions, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, peritoneal lavage, fibrinolysis, central venous catheterization, sedation, thoracentesis, and tracheostomy procedures.
Tube thoracostomy was applied after 6 months from the first operation for those who did not have an operation.
During pleural decompression by tube thoracostomy as a part of resuscitation, one needs to take special care to avoid injury to the thoracoabdominal organ.
Needle thoracostomy (NT) is a life-saving procedure intended to evacuate tension pneumothorax (TPX) and stabilize the patient until a tube thoracostomy can be inserted (3).
The major concern in TL supracostal PCNL is increased thoracic complications, such as pleural effusion, need for thoracostomy and endotracheal intubation with mechanical ventilation, but the limitedly literature available has not shown any major difference between two approaches in terms of pulmonary complications (TL 9.3% vs.