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Large-bore and small-bore chest tubes: types, function, and placement.
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PMID:  23206714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Chest tubes are placed in the pleural space, either surgically or percutaneously to evacuate abnormal fluid and air. Indications for chest tubes include therapeutic drainage of pleural conditions such as pneumothorax, hemothorax, empyema, chylothorax, and malignant effusions, as well as prophylaxis drainage of air, blood, and other fluids after chest surgery. This article characterizes the types of chest tubes, reviews the basic techniques for insertion, and describes the comparative effectiveness between large-bore and small-bore chest tubes.
David T Cooke; Elizabeth A David
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thoracic surgery clinics     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1547-4127     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Surg Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101198195     Medline TA:  Thorac Surg Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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