Lung Surgery: Chest Tube

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Picture of chest tube placement after lung surgery

After lung surgery, one or more chest tubes are used to drain fluid and blood out of the chest cavity. The chest tubes also help the lungs refill with air.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

Current as of: September 9, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology