Misplaced chest tube

Case contributed by Dr Hanisalam
Modality: X-ray

Left basal chest tube (intercostal catheter) with the tip outside the thoracic cavity. Left-sided subcutaneous emphysema. ETT in a satisfactory position. 

Modality: CT

Left chest tube is outside the thoracic cavity. 

Case Discussion

Misplaced chest tube complicated with subcutaneous emphysema.

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Case Information

rID: 8904
Case created: 9th Mar 2010
Last edited: 29th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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