Chest tube entrapment: A simple solution for technical error

Hairulfaizi Haron, Mohd Nursharmizam Baharudin, Ishamudin Ismail, Khairulamir Zainuddin, Mohd Ramzisham Abdul Rahman

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Abstract

Unrecognized chest tube entrapment by surgical closure is a technical error. We present a rare case of chest tube entrapment that was successfully treated with a simple and safe solution in an elderly man after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We visualized the suture using a small endoscope through the chest tube and incised it with the help of thoracoscopic scissors. The tube was then removed without the need for surgical exploration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2166-2167
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume97
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Chest tube entrapment : A simple solution for technical error. / Haron, Hairulfaizi; Baharudin, Mohd Nursharmizam; Ismail, Ishamudin; Zainuddin, Khairulamir; Abdul Rahman, Mohd Ramzisham.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 97, No. 6, 2014, p. 2166-2167.

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