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How does a chest tube drain fluid in the lung?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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