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What are the effects of chest tube insertion?

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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Lung reinflation

Chest tubes are inserted to reinflate the lung after surgery or injury has caused them to deflate.
They can also be used to drain fluid or pus from around the lung. Complications are very rare.

In brief: Lung reinflation

Chest tubes are inserted to reinflate the lung after surgery or injury has caused them to deflate.
They can also be used to drain fluid or pus from around the lung. Complications are very rare.
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