Pleural Drainage Catheters on the West Bank

An effective way to treat pleural effusion

Pleural effusion refers to the excess buildup of fluid between the lungs and the chest. Individuals who have a pleural effusion may experience symptoms such as coughing, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

This unsafe fluid buildup can be caused by:

  • Cancer
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Kidney disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Blocked lung arteries

One of the most effective ways of treating a pleural effusion is by removing the fluid. Pleural drainage catheters are the tool needed to properly drain the fluid from the pleural space.

A pleural drainage catheter is inserted into the chest. One end stays outside the body and is covered with a bandage when not in use. Your pleural drainage catheter will come with drainage bottles to collect the fluid that is removed from your chest.