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Left Tube Thoracostomy for Pneumothorax

Ryan Boyle1; Elliot Bishop, MD2; Peter Bendix, MD3
1 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
2 Resident Physician, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine
3 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine

1. Introduction

2. Surgical Approach

  1. Patient Preparation
  2. Draping
  3. Marking
  4. Local Anesthetic
  5. Tube Preparation

3. Incision

4. Access to Pleural Space

5. Chest Tube Insertion

6. Dressing

7. Post-op Remarks and X-Ray