PLEURAL CAVITY DRAINAGE IN THORACIC SURGERY PATHOLOGY (LITERATURE REVIEW)
Keywords:Pleural drainage, thoracic surgery, management
Pleural drainage is a relatively simple procedure that can be a definitive solution in 90-95% of all thoracic trauma cases (haemothorax and pneumothorax), and a mandatory procedure in general thoracic surgery. The insertion of a chest drain can be associated with multiple and severe complications, therefore indications for chest tube placement must be strict and the person responsible for their insertion must be able to manage its complications. In this literature review we look into the goals of pleural drainage, indications for tube insertion, complications that can occure immediately and later in pleural drainage placement and tube management, as well as the new digital systems for chest tube management.
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