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Chest Tube Insertion

Treatments Related to Chest Tube Insertion

While a chest tube may be recommended as a treatment by itself, related treatments to chest tube insertion include serious chest surgeries. Surgeons use a chest tube as drainage for surgeries. These are some of the related treatments to chest tube insertion:
  • Heart surgery
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • Lung surgery
  • Lung biopsy
Several surgical procedures may be performed without chest tube insertion, but the specific treatment plan differs for each patient. 
 

Locations for Chest Tube Insertion