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The top 1/3 right lung removed 9 days ago. Leaking air and has min. Drainage. No emphysema and growth not cancer. How much longer on drain tube?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Leak

As long as there is a leak.
.. Continue chest tube, with or without heimlich valve. Expert consultation is indicated.

In brief: Leak

As long as there is a leak.
.. Continue chest tube, with or without heimlich valve. Expert consultation is indicated.
Thank

In brief: Will take few days

Some times bronchial stump leaks air, is one of know complication of lobectomy, if it does not seal by itself in few days , most likely has to put a patch surgically ( needs surgery ).

In brief: Will take few days

Some times bronchial stump leaks air, is one of know complication of lobectomy, if it does not seal by itself in few days , most likely has to put a patch surgically ( needs surgery ).
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