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(Adult Chest Tube Sizes)
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| Medium (20-28 Fr)||
 
| Medium (20-28 Fr)||
 
*[[Traumatic pneumothorax]]  
 
*[[Traumatic pneumothorax]]  
*Traumatic [[hemothorax]] ("any acute [[hemothorax]] that is visible on chest radiograph")<ref>Inaba Et. al J [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22327984 Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Feb;72(2):422-7.]</ref><ref>[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30711226 Advanced Trauma Life Support® Update 2019: Management and Applications for Adults and Special Populations.]</ref>
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*Traumatic [[hemothorax]] ("any acute [[hemothorax]] visible on chest radiograph")<ref>Inaba Et. al J [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22327984 Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Feb;72(2):422-7.]</ref><ref>[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30711226 Advanced Trauma Life Support® Update 2019: Management and Applications for Adults and Special Populations.]</ref>
 
*[[Pneumothorax]] on mechanical ventilation
 
*[[Pneumothorax]] on mechanical ventilation
 
*Non-traumatic [[tension pneumothorax]]
 
*Non-traumatic [[tension pneumothorax]]

Latest revision as of 12:11, 18 July 2020

Adult Chest Tube Sizes

Chest Tube Size Type of Patient Underlying Causes
Small (8-14 Fr)
  • Alveolar-pleural fistulae (small air leak)
  • Iatrogenic air
Medium (20-28 Fr)
  • Trauma/bleeding (hemothorax/hemopneumothorax)
  • Bronchial-pleural fistulae (large air leak)
  • Malignant fluid
Large (36-40 Fr)
  • Thick pus