Subcutaneously Anchored Sutureless Device for Securement of Chest Tubes in Neonates with Pleural Effusion: Three Case Reports

Carmen Rodriguez Perez, Maria Grazia Romitti, Elena Pezzotti, Vito D'Andrea, Lucilla Pezza, Mauro Pittiruti

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Abstract

We report the clinical cases of three neonates, all of them premature, requiring the placement of a chest tube for drainage of a massive pleural effusion. In all three patients, the chest tube was secured using a new subcutaneously anchored sutureless system. This new securement device was easy to insert and to remove, and highly effective in preventing dislodgment. Also, it was not associated to any undesired effect: no sign of pain and/or discomfort and no skin inflammation. The securement device proved to be comfortable and harmless even in fragile patients as neonates, including the frailest ones, the premature. To our best knowledge, this is the first report describing the use of such a device for this purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7480483
JournalCase reports in pediatrics
Volume2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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