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What is the difference between a standard chest tube and a chest tube with a trocar?

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2008-04-19 02:33:11

a standard chest tube is a hollow tube that inserts into the

chest's pleural cavity. a trocar is a metal rod that's inside the

chest tube, some doctors prefor the trocar for easier insertion

through the intercostal muscles.

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