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Dear collegues,

how long would you keep the thoracic drain after a thoracoscopic pleurectomy? Is 36h enough?

Your comments, please.


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Re: Thoracoscopic pleurectomy - Ärzteforum

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It will depend on the amount of debitus of drainage , pulmonary expansion and
if have " aerorrage ? or air leakege if it occur .
Usualy 24 hs is enough .To prolong the time of drainage if not necessary is
exposure to infectious complications about the tube.

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Re: Thoracoscopic pleurectomy - Ärzteforum

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Will keep the thoracostomy tube till there is no air-leak and the fluid output is less than 30 ml/8 hour shift. This may be 24 hours, 36, or whatever it takes.

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