The Current Concepts of Closed Chest Drainage in Lobectomy of Lung Cancer

Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer. 2010;13(11):999-1003


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Journal Title: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer

ISSN: 1009-3419 (Print); 1999-6187 (Online)

Publisher: Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Chinese Antituberculosis Association

Society/Institution: China Association for Science and Technology

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens

Country of publisher: China

Language of fulltext: Chinese

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Longyong MEI

Guowei CHE


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Time From Submission to Publication: 14 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

It is widely accepted by most thoracic surgeons that a complete control on fluid and air in the pleural space could only be maintained by conventional closed chest drainage (two chest tubes). With the development of medical models and devices in pneumonectomy, the validity of this concept is being questioned. In this review, we summarized that: the current situation and problems of closed chest drainage; the advantage and disadvantage of water seal with or without suction on chest drainage; and the advances and contradiction of single chest tube drainage after pneumonectomy.