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What is and how would a procedure called chest tube drainage be handled?
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: 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 with type of fluid plus almost daily chest x-ray will tell your doctor when it is ready to come out . In case of air leakage they will wait for air to stop before pulling it out as long as your x ray looks good.

In brief: 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 with type of fluid plus almost daily chest x-ray will tell your doctor when it is ready to come out . In case of air leakage they will wait for air to stop before pulling it out as long as your x ray looks good.
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