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Demonstration of pleural tube track tubularity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6860032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The inflammatory reaction that is caused by the placement of a tube in the pleural space persists after tube removal and may be observed on chest roentgenograms. One radiological presentation of this reaction is a lucent stripe, which represents localized iatrogenic pneumothorax in the track of the tube. The possibility that this stripe may represent a tubular track is not generally appreciated. We report two instances in which the three-dimensional tubular nature of the tracks is demonstrated. Failure to correlate such a stripe with roentgenograms showing the previous placement of the chest tube at the site of a track may lead to confusion and potentially serious misinterpretation.
R Lautin; K Ledor; L Barek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-29     Completed Date:  1983-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Intubation / adverse effects*
Lung / radiography
Pleura / injuries*,  radiography
Pneumothorax / therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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