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Intercostal artery bleed, Post Chest tube placement

Contributed by Dr. Ram Gurajala
18 March 2019

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S/P Complicated sleeve gastrectomy. Patient developed left pleural effusion requiring drainage. Due to inadequate drainage the drainage tube was upsized to a standard size surgical drainage chest tube at bedside.

Post placement, active bright red bleeding from the tube.

 

Case History:
S/P Complicated sleeve gastrectomy. Patient developed left pleural effusion requiring drainage. Due to inadequate drainage the drainage tube was upsized to a standard size surgical drainage chest tube at bedside. Post placement, active bright red bleeding from the tube.
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