chest tube drainage types
- 0Nov 21, '08 by Heather91001I always forget what is the different between the different chest tube drainage (serous vs serosang). thanks!!
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- 1Nov 21, '08 by NotReady4PrimeTime Senior ModeratorSerous fluid is clear, straw colour to almost orange. Serosang is a mixture of serous fluid and blood. Chest tube drainage can also be cloudy, which suggests a chylothorax or lymph leaking into the pleural space. This fluid will contain lots of WBCs and a high triglyceride level.