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Table 6 Characteristics of patients with vital structures at insertion sites

From: Sonographic assessment of pediatric chest wall thickness and width of the intercostal space: correlation with anthropometric data and implications for needle decompression

Age Weight (kg) Vital structure Insertion site
1 month 3.6 Thymus gland 2nd ICS MCL right
1 month 4.1 Heart 2nd ICS MCL left
3 months 6.1 Heart 2nd ICS MCL left
6 months 7.2 Thymus gland 2nd ICS MCL left
6 months 7.2 Thymus gland 2nd ICS MCL right
6 months 8.6 Heart 2nd ICS MCL left
12 months 11 Heart 4th ICS AAL left
12 months 11 Thymus gland 2nd ICS MCL left
1 year 3 months 11.7 Heart 2nd ICS MCL left
1 year 6 months 13.8 Heart 2nd ICS MCL left
1 year 7 months 12.7 Heart 2nd ICS MCL left
1 year 10 months 11.6 Heart 2nd ICS MCL left
3 years 5 months 11.8 Heart 2nd ICS MCL left
3 years 8 months 16 Heart 2nd ICS MCL left
3 years 8 months 16 Heart 2nd ICS MCL left
4 years 7 months 22 Heart 4th ICS AAL left