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Chest Tube Insertion

Side Effects of Chest Tube Insertion

As with every surgical procedure, side effects of chest tube insertion can cause complications during and after surgery. Doctors at Florida Hospital educate patients on the potential side effects and explain what patients can expect during and after surgery. Learn more about the potential risks of chest tube insertion to make better health decisions for you and your family.
These are some of the potential side effects of chest tube insertion:
  • Pus buildup
  • Tissue damage caused by the tube or misplacement of the tube
  • Bleeding/infection caused by insertion
  • Lung injury
  • Injury of surrounding organs

Locations for Chest Tube Insertion