What is included in the long-term monitoring following a medical thoracoscopy (pleuroscopy)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Shannon E Burke, DO; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Because of the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, many patients can be discharged the same day. In most cases, total resolution of the pneumothorax occurs within minutes. After a chest radiograph confirms the re-expansion of the lung, the chest tube is often removed while the patient is still in the procedure room.

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