Pleural procedures: intercostal chest drains and indwelling pleural catheters

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Abstract

Drainage of pleural effusions is often necessary to keep patients symptom free. This article describes two methods of removing pleural fluid and outlines the insertion procedure. Indications, potential complications and post-procedure management are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331 - 335
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Hospital Medicine
Volume72
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Chest Tubes
  • Drainage
  • Humans
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Safety

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