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How is a chest tube inserted? Does it hurt?

How is a chest tube inserted? Does it hurt?

No: Tube thoracostomy is performed by surgeons and other specialists who have sufficient training. With careful local anesthetic administration and intravenous sedation, the pain can be curtailed. ...Read more

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Chest Tube (Definition)

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[2]) or fluid (pleural effusion, blood, chyle), or pus (empyema) from the intrathoracic space. It is also known as a b├╝lau drain ...Read more


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Will the doctor put me to sleep if I need a chest tube inserted?

Will the doctor put me to sleep if I need a chest tube inserted?

Depends: If this is an emergent need for a chest tube usually only local/topical medications are given. If this is an elective placement of the chest tube occassionally IV medication can be given before the procedure. In good hands the placement should be only moderately uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Does inserting a chest tube for a collapsed lung caused by a gsw immediately inflate the lung again?

Does inserting a chest tube for a collapsed lung  caused by a gsw immediately inflate the lung again?

Chest Tube: Inserting a chest can and usually reinflates the lung immediately. It is left in place on suction for a few days in order to let the hole/leak on the lung to heal. It is also useful for draining fluid or blood that may be present around the lung. ...Read more

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Chest tube removal hurt?

Some: Removing the tube is usually very well tolerated. While it may feel strange, it generally causes very little pain. ...Read more

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Does it hurt when you remove a chest tube?

Not much: Much, much less then when it went in. There will be some discomfort, very little if any pain. ...Read more

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How is a chest tube put in?

Through the ribs. : A chest tube is inserted by making a small incision on the side of the chest, usually along the same level as the nipple, and bluntly penetrating into the chest cavity over one of the ribs. This is done using a blunt instrument. Once the tract into the chest is created, the tube is inserted and tied in place. It is then attached to a canister that will drain the fluid or air from the chest cavity. ...Read more

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Chest tube recovery?

Chest tube recovery?

What is the question: Not quite sure i understand the question. ...Read more