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All about chest tubes

Of all the interventions we perform, chest tube insertion is one of the most dangerous, complicated and misunderstood.  Today I’ll discuss not only the myths, but also some unfortunate realities that we must understand when we undertake this procedure.Myth # 1Bigger is betterI’m pretty sure we’ve all been told, partially thanks to ATLS, that we […]