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  • tube thoracostomy
  • Tube thoracostomy is a common procedure to drain fluids and/or air from the pleural space via an ICD. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The British Thoracic Society (BTS) has published a guideline [ 1 ] for ICD insertion which in many institutions has been deployed as a standard approach to tube thoracostomy in both practice and training programs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Shortly after tube thoracostomy the patient started to develop a large subcutaneous emphysema originating in the right moving towards the left side of the chest wall. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Previously the risks of ICD insertion in patients on mechanical ventilation has been described [ 5 ] however we presented the above case due to frequent referral of patients on mechanical ventilation to us with harmful complications of tube thoracostomy. (biomedcentral.com)