a drain placed into the pleural space to restore intrapleural pressure and reinflate the lung after it has collapsed
a hollow tube placed between the lung and the chest wall
an extension of the pleural space
a plastic tube that is placed into your chest cavity during surgery
a tube that stays in your chest for days or weeks
(ct): A tube that has been surgically inserted in the chest wall to suction away air and allow a collapsed lung to re-expand.
A small plastic tube that is placed into the chest. This is used when a baby with breathing problems has a pneumothorax (air escaping the lungs into the chest cavity and pushing on the lungs). The tube removes the unwanted air and lets the lungs expand.
A catheter inserted through the chest wall into the chest cavity for removing air or fluid. It is used following chest surgery or lung collapse.
A flexible tube inserted between the ribs and into the space surrounding the lungs in order to drain air or fluid.
A tube or tubes in the chest which drain fluids from the area of the operation. The chest tubes remain in place for approximately two days.
Tubes placed in the chest to let either air or fluid or both drain.
A chest tube or chest drain is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the side of the chest into the pleural space. It is used to remove air (pneumothorax) or fluid (pleural effusion, blood, chyle), or pus (empyema) from the intrathoracic space. The procedure is called tube thoracostomy in the United Kingdom.