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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.

Current as ofJune 9, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

David C. Stuesse, MD - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery