What is Chest tube placement?

Category: Procedures


A chest tube is a medical device that is made from flexible plastic and is inserted in the side of the chest cavity (pleural space) in order to remove unwanted fluid or gas. Chest tube placement refers to the process of placing a chest tube.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chest tube placement

Side effect Patients
Pain 1


Based on patients currently having Chest tube placement

Dosage Patients
daily 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Chest tube placement.