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lung drainage tube

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Air leak: She may have a chronic air leak from the tumor or biopsy site preventing them from removing the tube. This is known as a bronchopleural fistula. Ask y ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Drainage: Tubes in the chest drain air or fluid. The duration is usually determined by volume of fluid or persistent air leak.
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Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
See below: Likely she has a bronchopleural fistula or a pleural effusion that won't quit draining. those would be the most common, but can't be sure without kno ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Will take few days: Some times bronchial stump leaks air, is one of know complication of lobectomy, if it does not seal by itself in few days , most likely has to put ... Read More
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Leak: As long as there is a leak... Continue chest tube, with or without heimlich valve. Expert consultation is indicated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Same as its name : It is a tube inserted into chest cavity around the lung to drain air or fluid/blood/pus. After it is inserted the amount of fluid removed daily along ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Chest drainage: It depends on the character of the effusion. Frequently malignant effusions will be bloody. Infectious effusions may be cloudy/pussy. Effusions from C ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Depends: caused bybwhat? Trauma- bloody Cancer- bloody or yellow serous, or sero- sanguinous. Infection - bloody or cloudy or pus or serous
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on cause: It really depends on the cause of the effusion. For example, it can look very bloody if related to a hemothorax or complicated parapneumonic effusion ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Food wrong: This really depends on the size of the food and how deep it is. If its stuck it will not come out on its own. You will need to see your pmd and the lu ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
35 years experience Critical Care
Pneumothorax: A chest tube is placed when the lung has collapsed. It allows the lung to re-expand. The chest tube is removed when there is no evidence of a "leak" ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Won't do any good: In asthma, the major issue is obstruction of the airways bringing air to your lungs. An ambu bag won't do anything for you- you need to control the o ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Suction: When chest tubes are attached to a vacuum, the pressure inside the tube is lower than the pressure inside your chest and it drains fluid out.
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