pleural catheter


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pleural catheter

A small chest catheter inserted between the parietal and visceral pleura and used to drain recurrent pleural effusions, e.g., in patients with cancer.
Synonym: indwelling pleural catheter
See also: catheter
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Use of indwelling pleural catheters for the definitive treatment of malignant pleural effusion.
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When size matters: Changing opinion in the management of pleural space-the rise of small-bore pleural catheters. J Thorac Dis 2016;8:E503-10.