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Lung Surgery: Chest Tube

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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
Current as of September 12, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: September 12, 2012
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