Management of Chest Tube

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Management of Chest Tube What is a chest tube? A chest tube is also known as chest drain or chest drainage tube. It is a plastic tube that is put through the side of your chest. It is placed to remove air, blood, or fluid from around your lungs or heart. A procedure called a thoracostomy is done to insert a chest tube. Why do we need a chest tube? You may need a chest tube for any of the following conditions: 1. Empyema: This is an abscess (infection with pus) that may form in your pleu
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  Management of Chest Tube  What is a chest tube?  A chest tube is also known as chestdrain or chest drainage tube.It is a plastic tube that is put through theside of your chest.It is placed to remove air, blood, or fluidfrom around your lungs or heart.A procedure called a thoracostomy isdone to insert a chest tube.  Why do we need a chest tube? You may need a chest tube for any ofthe following conditions:
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