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  • noun Incision into the chest wall, with maintenance of the opening for drainage.


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  • A few hours after admission, he suddenly developed acute respiratory distress; chest X-ray demonstrated massive right pleural effusion that failed to response to tube thoracostomy.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles 2009

  • Beside the medical treatment, abdominal paracentesis for the drainage of the massive ascites and tube thoracostomy were performed, resulting in expansion of the lung.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles Ertan Adali Recep Yildizhan 2008


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