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Chest tube insertion

Chest drainage tube insertion; Insertion of tube into chest; Tube thoracostomy; Pericardial drain

A chest tube is a hollow, flexible tube placed into the chest. It acts as a drain. Chest tubes drain blood, fluid, or air from around your lungs, heart, or esophagus. The tube around your lung is placed between your ribs and into the space between the inner lining and the outer lining of your chest cavity. This is called the pleural space. It...

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  • Ear drainage culture

    Ear drainage culture

    An ear drainage culture is collected by placing a cotton swab gently in the ear canal. The sample is sent to the laboratory for testing to isolate and identify the type of organism causing the ear infection.

    Ear drainage culture

    illustration

  • Incision for pleural tissue biopsy

    Incision for pleural tissue biopsy

    In an open pleural biopsy, a small piece of the pleural tissue is removed through a surgical incision in the chest. After the sample is obtained, a chest tube is placed and the incision is closed with stitches. Abnormal results may indicate tuberculosis, abnormal growths, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases.

    Incision for pleural tissue biopsy

    illustration

  • Postural drainage

    Postural drainage

    There are 6 to 12 positions a person with pulmonary disease may take to drain mucus from a certain part of the lungs. Another person may tap in certain areas to help loosen the mucus and allow it to be coughed out. Other ways to relieve the lung congestion of cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis include percussion vests and inhaled aerosols.

    Postural drainage

    illustration

  • Incision for abdominal laparoscopy

    Incision for abdominal laparoscopy

    Abdominal laparoscopy is a useful aid in diagnosing disease or trauma in the abdominal cavity with less scarring than with a large abdominal incision. Large operations such as liver and pancreatic resections may begin with laparoscopy to exclude the presence of additional tumors (metastatic disease) that would preclude curative resection. The procedure is usually done in the hospital under general anesthesia, but it may be done under local anesthesia.

    Incision for abdominal laparoscopy

    illustration

  • Incision for lung biopsy

    Incision for lung biopsy

    In a lung biopsy, a small piece of lung tissue is removed through a surgical incision in the chest. The abnormal results may indicate cancer, benign tumors, lung diseases, and certain infections.

    Incision for lung biopsy

    illustration

  • Incision for thyroid gland surgery

    Incision for thyroid gland surgery

    The thyroid is a gland located in the neck. It is a part of the endocrine (hormone) system, and plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism. If surgery or an open excisional biopsy is needed, an incision is made in front of the neck to gain access to the thyroid gland.

    Incision for thyroid gland surgery

    illustration

  • Appendectomy  - series

    Appendectomy - series

    Presentation

  • Large bowel resection  - Series

    Large bowel resection - Series

    Presentation

  • Lung transplant - series

    Lung transplant - series

    Presentation

  • Ear tube insertion  - series

    Ear tube insertion - series

    Presentation

  • Hip joint replacement  - series

    Hip joint replacement - series

    Presentation

  • Small bowel resection  - series

    Small bowel resection - series

    Presentation

  • Knee joint replacement  - series

    Knee joint replacement - series

    Presentation

  • Pulmonary lobectomy  - series

    Pulmonary lobectomy - series

    Presentation

  • Colostomy  - Series

    Colostomy - Series

    Presentation

    • Ear drainage culture

      Ear drainage culture

      An ear drainage culture is collected by placing a cotton swab gently in the ear canal. The sample is sent to the laboratory for testing to isolate and identify the type of organism causing the ear infection.

      Ear drainage culture

      illustration

    • Incision for pleural tissue biopsy

      Incision for pleural tissue biopsy

      In an open pleural biopsy, a small piece of the pleural tissue is removed through a surgical incision in the chest. After the sample is obtained, a chest tube is placed and the incision is closed with stitches. Abnormal results may indicate tuberculosis, abnormal growths, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases.

      Incision for pleural tissue biopsy

      illustration

    • Postural drainage

      Postural drainage

      There are 6 to 12 positions a person with pulmonary disease may take to drain mucus from a certain part of the lungs. Another person may tap in certain areas to help loosen the mucus and allow it to be coughed out. Other ways to relieve the lung congestion of cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis include percussion vests and inhaled aerosols.

      Postural drainage

      illustration

    • Incision for abdominal laparoscopy

      Incision for abdominal laparoscopy

      Abdominal laparoscopy is a useful aid in diagnosing disease or trauma in the abdominal cavity with less scarring than with a large abdominal incision. Large operations such as liver and pancreatic resections may begin with laparoscopy to exclude the presence of additional tumors (metastatic disease) that would preclude curative resection. The procedure is usually done in the hospital under general anesthesia, but it may be done under local anesthesia.

      Incision for abdominal laparoscopy

      illustration

    • Incision for lung biopsy

      Incision for lung biopsy

      In a lung biopsy, a small piece of lung tissue is removed through a surgical incision in the chest. The abnormal results may indicate cancer, benign tumors, lung diseases, and certain infections.

      Incision for lung biopsy

      illustration

    • Incision for thyroid gland surgery

      Incision for thyroid gland surgery

      The thyroid is a gland located in the neck. It is a part of the endocrine (hormone) system, and plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism. If surgery or an open excisional biopsy is needed, an incision is made in front of the neck to gain access to the thyroid gland.

      Incision for thyroid gland surgery

      illustration

    • Appendectomy  - series

      Appendectomy - series

      Presentation

    • Large bowel resection  - Series

      Large bowel resection - Series

      Presentation

    • Lung transplant - series

      Lung transplant - series

      Presentation

    • Ear tube insertion  - series

      Ear tube insertion - series

      Presentation

    • Hip joint replacement  - series

      Hip joint replacement - series

      Presentation

    • Small bowel resection  - series

      Small bowel resection - series

      Presentation

    • Knee joint replacement  - series

      Knee joint replacement - series

      Presentation

    • Pulmonary lobectomy  - series

      Pulmonary lobectomy - series

      Presentation

    • Colostomy  - Series

      Colostomy - Series

      Presentation

    Review Date: 4/3/2019

    Reviewed By: Mary C. Mancini, MD, PhD, Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Christus Highland Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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