Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia - CASE REPORT

Modified Closed Chest Drainage System for Safe Anaesthesia in Patients with COVID-19 Suspicion

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2021; 49: 74-77
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2020.1043
Read: 167 Downloads: 48 Published: 24 December 2020

An emergency operation was planned for a patient who developed pneumothorax, subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum, which was thought to develop secondary to acute diverticulitis. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosis could not be performed before the operation. In COVID-19 infection, it has been reported that pneumonia, pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema could be seen in thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan in addition to classic ground-glass opacities. In this study, a modified closed chest drainage system (CCDS) is presented to prevent COVID-19 aerosolisation in a patient undergoing intraoperative tube thoracostomy.

Cite this article as: Çardaközü T, Çınar Ö, Eliçora A, Sezer F. Modified Closed Chest Drainage System for Safe Anaesthesia in Patients with COVID-19 Suspicion. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2021; 49(1): 74-7.

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