Insertion of chest drain for pneumothorax

Sameera Sharma, Afshin Alijani

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Insertion of chest drain for pneumothorax either through open or Seldinger technique is commonly performed. Clinicians are expected to have a clear understanding of the indications, anatomical landmarks and procedural detail in order to achieve successful patient outcomes. This article will focus on the technical aspect of chest drain insertion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-176
Number of pages5
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Issue number3
Early online date9 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


  • Chest drain
  • complications
  • indications
  • pneumothorax
  • technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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