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Chest tube thoracostomy

Chest tube thoracostomy

Chest tube thoracostomy: A chest tube thoracostomy involves inserting a thin flexible tube through the ribs into the chest cavity to drain air and fluid from around the lungs. It is connected through the skin to a machine that will provide suction.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Chest tube thoracostomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Chest tube thoracostomy:

Anesthetic Requirements for Chest tube thoracostomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Chest tube thoracostomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Chest tube thoracostomy

Possible surgical complications of Chest tube thoracostomy may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection from bacteria entering tube

Chest tube thoracostomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Chest tube thoracostomy: None once the chest tube is removed.

Chest tube thoracostomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Chest tube thoracostomy) include:

  • Tube thoracostomy
  • Chest tube

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