Semin intervent Radiol 2017; 34(04): 337-342
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608704
Review Article
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Symptomatic Fluid Drainage: Tunneled Peritoneal and Pleural Catheters

Tony Ha1, David C. Madoff2, David Li2
  • 1Division of Interventional Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
  • 2Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
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Publication Date:
14 December 2017 (online)

Abstract

Malignant ascites and pleural effusion are significant contributors to patient symptoms such as shortness of breath, abdominal distension, and nausea in the setting of cancer. There are numerous methods employed to control such symptoms such as serial drainages, pleurodesis, and tunneled drainage catheters. Tunneled drainage catheters are a safe, effective, and a minimally invasive procedure to palliate the symptoms of malignant ascites and pleural effusion.