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To relieve pain from rib fracture, herpes zoster

Posterior angle of the rib, along lower border of rib

Skin --> superficial fascia --> serratus anterior --> external intercostal muscle --> internal intercostal muscle

Intercostal nerve block

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To evacuate air & fluid from pleural cavity

ICS 5, AAL (posterior approach)

Tube is inserted near the upper border of the rib to avoid intercostal VAN (which run in costal groove between internal & innermost intercostals muscles)

Skin --> superficialis fascia --> serratus anterior --> external intercostal muscle --> internal intercostal muscle --> innermost intercostal muscle --> parietal pleura

Tube thoracostomy