Chest Tube Placement in Jaipur

Chest tube insertion, also known as intercostal chest tube drainage, is the procedure to evacuate blood, fluid or air from pleural space and around patient's lung, heart.

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Chest Tube

About Disease

Chest tube insertion, also known as intercostal chest tube drainage, is the procedure to evacuate blood, fluid or air from pleural space and around patient's lung, heart. During the chest tube insertion, the hollow plastic tube is inserted between your ribs and inner lining visceral pleura & outer lining parietal pleura of the chest cavity. Chest tube insertion is required in cases of collapsed lung, lung infection, inhaling trouble due to accumulated air or fluid, any related surgery, lung bleeding after any trauma, fluid accumulation because of other diseases.

About Symptoms

Here are Many Symptoms patients might experience from Chest tube:

  • 1. Lung infection
  • 2. Collapsed lung
  • 3. bleeding around your lung, especially after a trauma (such as a car accident)
  • 4. breathing difficulty due to a buildup of fluid or air
  • 5. surgery, especially lung, heart, or esophageal surgery
  • 6. fluid buildup due to another medical condition, such as cancer or pneumonia
About Treatment
  • The patient is laid on his side and keeping his hand over the head. A large area is prepared on his side of the chest, across the nipple and down to the abdomen. This insertion area is sterilized.
  • The patient is given localized anesthesia to numb the planned area. This medication will relax and make the patient comfortable.
  • An incision is made at the planned area between the ribs and chest tube inserted into the pleural cavity. It is guided to the correct spot and stitched or bandaged to prevent from moving.
  • The chest tube is connected to the seepage system to drain out the fluid or air. Gravity helps to move out alone or a suction attached to it pulls out.
  • After complete drainage, the chest tube is removed.

Use of ultrasound and X-rays are conducted to guide chest tube insertion in some cases. While during major heart and lung surgery, chest tube would be inserted keeping the patient under general anesthesia.

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