Drainage catheter (12 Fr and 14 Fr)
- The incorporated plastic spiral is resistant to kinking and torsion, but at the same time soft and flexible; it adapts to the pleural space.
- Extra-soft catheter tip with three offset openings. Secretions can drain even when just one opening is in contact.
- Clear depth markings at 5, 10, 15 and 20 cm.
- Radiopaque along its entire length and MRI safe.
- For all serous, serosanguineous or sanguineous pleural effusions or to relieve a pneumothorax.
Sustainably minimally traumatic
- Reduced tissue irritation thanks to the fine chest drain.
- Less fibrin coating and reactive effusion.
- Reduces the area of scar formation, which could lead to pleural thickening and subsequent respiratory impairment.
2. Minimally Invasive
Tuohy puncture needle
- Minimises the risk of injuring the intercostal vessels.
- Markings on the needle show the depth of the puncture.
Dilatation using the Seldinger technique
- The Seldinger wire has a nitinol core that is resistant to kinking.
- No kinking of the guide wire, even when it is hard to advance or dilatation is difficult.
- The coating makes it easier to advance the wire through the Tuohy puncture needle.
- Practical advancement of the wire from its dispenser using the thumb.
- Dilator to match the size of the catheter used (12 Fr and 14 Fr).
Can remain in situ for up to 29 days
- Prolonged effusion over several days can be safely and reliably treated with a single drain.
- The catheter’s resistance to kinking ensures a patent lumen, good flow and unobstructed drainage.
- Sterile irrigation is possible at any time via a three-way stopcock.
- Can be used for gravity drainage or with a chest drainage system.
- For gravity drainage, there is a secure connection to the collecting bag via a Luer lock.
- Adapter for connection to a chest drainage system is supplied.