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    Lung Surgery: Chest Tube

    Lung Surgery: Chest Tube

    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.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology
    Last Revised September 12, 2012

    Last Revised: September 12, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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