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Chest Tube Insertion

Conditions Related to Chest Tube Insertion

Chest tubes may be used as a treatment that supplements other procedures or as a therapy for a buildup of air, fluid or blood in the chest. Related conditions to chest tube insertion include many serious diseases and conditions that may lead to pleural effusion (fluid buildup in the chest) and a collapsed lung.
These are some of the related conditions to chest tube insertion:
  • Heart failure
  • Bleeding in the chest
  • Fatty fluid buildup
  • Chest/lung buildup of pus
  • Abscess
  • Chest surgery
  • Trauma to the chest
  • Pneumothorax – lung that leaks air into the chest

Locations for Chest Tube Insertion