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Chest Tube Scar
A chest tube (chest drain, thoracic catheter, tube thoracostomy, or intercostal drain) is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the chest wall and into the pleural space or mediastinum. It is used to remove air (pneumothorax) or fluid (pleural effusion, blood, chyle), or pus (empyema) from the intrathoracic space. It is also known as a bülau drain ...Read more
After a chest tube has been removed do u always end up with a big round scar? Mine is circular I wondered why it was stitched straight for me x
Often a round shape: Chest tubes are round, and depending on the location/duration the tube was in place, a hypertrophic round scar may result even if a stitch or two was placed at the time of removal. Relatively simple matter to revise and convert to a more linear scar. Chest wall is moving often, making some stretch-relaxation of maturing scars a bit problematic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter had a chest tube at 2 years of age. (2004) she is now 13 and having pain around the scare.
About 7 months ago i had a collapsed left lung with chest tube and surgery. Burst bleb. every time i cough or sneeze i feel pain in left lung. why?
Keep it covered: To prevent infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have my chest tube wound its been three weeks it's still painfull around the area it's oozy but not smelly should it be started to heal abit better?
Wound care +: How quickly a wound like that heals depends on how well nourished you are, why you had the chest tube in the first place, and what sort of wound care you're getting. That said, by 3 weeks it should not still be "leaking" fluid. See your surgeon or pulmonologist and have them take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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