To relieve a tension pneumothorax, a 14-16-gauge needle with a catheter is often inserted into the 2nd intercostal space along the mid-clavicular line, superior to the 3rd rib to avoid injury to the internal thoracic (mammary) artery.
What does ICS stand for?
ICS stands for Intercostal Space
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- Interactive Compilation System
- Interactive Computer Service
- Interagency Communications System
- InterChange Server
- Intercockpit Communication System
- Intercom System
- Intercommunication Control Set
- Intercommunication Control System
- Intercommunications System
- Intercontinental Church Society (United Kingdom)
- Interdepartmental Committee on Security (various locations)
- Interdisciplinary Computer Science (various schools)
- Interface Computer School
- Interface Control Section
- Interface Control Specification
- Interference Cancellation System (computer science)
- Interference Check Sample
- Interferometer Control Subsystem
- Interim Contractor Support
- Interior Communications System/Set
Samples in periodicals archive:
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] An elective thoracotomy in the sixth intercostal space was performed with repairing the diaphragmatic hernia (figure 2).
Examination revealed cardiomegaly with the apex in the sixth intercostal space in the anterior axillary line.
The recommended surgical point of entry is either the lower end of the inverted triangle created by the last rib, the cranial edge of the pubic bone, and the flexor cruris medialis and flexor cruris lateralis muscles or at the midsection of the intercostal space between the last 2 ribs.
Thoracoscopic exploration through the seventh intercostal space in the mid-axillary line revealed a purulent right pleural effusion and several pleural adhesions.
A sucking chest wound of 1 cm diameter on the left parasternal border in the 4th intercostal space and a hyperresonant left chest with decreased breath sounds were noted.
On cardiac auscultation there was a 2/6 systolic murmur over the 4th and 5th intercostal spaces as well as on the back interscapular space.
When one lung is collapsed, diaphragmatic migration up to the eighth intercostal space may damage structures, including the diaphragm itself.