What Is a Tube Thoracostomy? Center

A tube thoracostomy, also known as open chest drainage, is a surgical procedure to drain the collection of pleural fluid, air, blood, or pus from your pleural cavity through a tube inserted in your chest. A tube thoracostomy may be performed due to such conditions as pleural effusion, pneumothorax, hemothorax, hemopneumothorax, hydrothorax, chylothorax, and empyema. Read more: What Is a Tube Thoracostomy? Article


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