Last updated on July 2011

Chest Tube After a Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Pulmonary Wedge Resection


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Lung Diseases | Pulmonary Nodule | Interstitial | Solitary
  • Age: Between 16 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other:
    Patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery pulmonary wedge resections
    at the participating institutions.
    No evidence of air leak at the end of the surgical procedure.
    No active bleeding at the end of the surgical procedure.

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

  • Pleural effusion previous to the procedure requiring drainage after it.
    Bullous or emphysematous changes in lung parenchyma.
    Patients going to positive pressure in the airways after the procedure.

Recruitment Status: Open


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