Case 38 Part 5



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Surgical skin and soft tissue assessment
Chest wall
Chest cavity



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Discussion Questions


 

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1. Identify which skin site represents the VATS procedure and which represents the chest tube insertion site.
 
 
2. Is the surgical site near the skin healed? Healing? Infected? Hemorrhagic? Or indicate a problem with the procedure?
 
 
3. Is the deep surgical site outside the rib cage healed? Healing? Infected? Hemorrhagic? Or indicate a problem with the procedure?
 
 
4. Is the pleural lining near the surgical site healed? Healing? Infected? Hemorrhagic? Or indicate a problem with the procedure?
 
 
5. List the anatomic layers or structures the VATS procedure passed through from skin to lung.
 




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