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Characteristics of patients who underwent simultaneous bilateral tube thoracostomy

Halil Ciftci


Simultaneous bilateral tube thoracostomy is the application of tube thoracostomy to both hemithorax during the same procedure. Our aim in conducting this study is to examine the the demographic data and indications of patients who underwent simultaneous bilateral tube thoracostomy. This is a retrospective observational cohort study conducted in a Training and Research Hospital Thoracic Surgery clinic between January 2010 and January 2020. All patients with simultaneous bilateral tube thoracostomy were included in the study. Patients were grouped according to the etiology of tube thoracostomy into two groups: group 1 (simultaneous bilateral tube thoracostomy due to trauma) and group 2 (non-traumatic simultaneous bilateral tube thoracostomy). Age and gender between groups were compared and indications were examined. Group 1 included 14 patients (mean age: 32.1±14.1 years, 42.9% female) and group 2 included 12 patients (mean age: 74.1±8.4 years, 66.7% female). There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of gender (p> 0.05). However, age of patients in group 1 was statistically significantly lower than group 2 (p

Key words: Simultaneous bilateral tube thoracostomy, indication, traumatic, non-atraumatic

Med-Science. 2021; 10(2): 551-4

Medicine Science Vol:10 Issue:2 Year:2021 PP:272–669
Posted in Vol: 10 Issue: 2 Year: 2021 June pp: 272–669

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