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    Lung Surgery: Chest Tube

    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

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