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Kinked intercostal catheter

Case contributed by Dr Sachintha Hapugoda


Intercostal catheter in situ with no drain output.

Patient Data

Age: 40-50 years

The left-sided ICC appears kinked within the left pleural space. Right Port-a-Cath with the tip in the atriocaval junction. Slightly decreased left pneumothorax. The previously seen left pleural effusion appears to show near complete resolution. Persistent right pleural effusion and right lower zone atelectasis.

Case Discussion

A case of kinked ICC tubing resulting in drain malfunction.

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Case information

rID: 59664
Published: 19th Apr 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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