ICU Protocols pp 785-795 | Cite as

Chest Tube Placement

  • Rajesh Chawla
  • Ashish Jain
  • Sudha Kansal


A chest tube placement (tube thoracostomy) is a method to insert a flexible, hollow tube into pleural space to extract air, fluid blood, or pus. It helps in maintaining negative intrapleural pressure and expansion of the lung.


Chest Tube Intercostal Space Pleural Space Personal Protective Equipment Tube Thoracostomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory Medicine & Critical CareIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia

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