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Catheters, Pleural, Drainage

Definition : Pleural catheters designed for long-term drainage of abnormal fluid accumulation (e.g., pleural effusions). These devices usually consist of a plastic (e.g., silicone) catheter that is partially implanted (i.e., tunneled) in the chest cavity, with a multihole distal end inserted in the pleural cavity and typically including a cuff near the proximal end. The external portion includes a one-way valve that is kept closed until it is opened by a specially designed drainage line. The catheters are usually attached to a vacuum bottle or other vacuum source during drainage. Drainage pleural catheters are used mainly for outpatient, long-term, intermittent aspiration of recurrent malignant or nonmalignant pleural effusions that do not respond to other treatments. Pleural catheters may be used also for continuous drainage.

Entry Terms : "Drainage Tubes" , "Tubes, Chest" , "Tubes, Drainage" , "Pleural Drainage Catheters" , "Drainage Catheters" , "Chest Tubes" , "Chest Drains" , "Catheters, Chest Drain"

UMDC code : 20550

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Merit Medical Systems Inc

Company Type: Parent

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is a worldwide designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy.

PennCare Inc

Company Type: Parent

On March 17, 1987, Penn Care, Inc. opened its first full-line facility in Warren, Ohio. While there, six employees turned out a complete line of emergency medical products and vehicles

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