Chest drain placement is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in routine clinical practice. Despite the many benefits, chest tube insertion is not always a harmless procedure, and potential significant morbidity and mortality may exist. The aim of this article was to highlight the correct chest tube placement procedure and to focus on errors and clinical complications following its incorrect insertion into the chest.
Errors and Complications in Chest Tube Placement / Filosso, Pier Luigi; Guerrera, Francesco; Sandri, Alberto; Roffinella, Matteo; Solidoro, Paolo; Ruffini, Enrico; Oliaro, Alberto. - In: THORACIC SURGERY CLINICS. - ISSN 1547-4127. - 27:1(2017), pp. 57-67. [10.1016/j.thorsurg.2016.08.009]