Pleural Effusion and Ascites Treatment
Thoracentesis and Paracentesis
Thoracentesis is a procedure that removes fluid from the space between your lungs and chest wall. Fluid may have built up in this area because of infection, inflammation, heart failure, or cancer.
Paracentesis is a procedure that removes fluid from your abdomen. The fluid buildup causes your abdomen to swell. Fluid may have built up in this area because of infection, inflammation, injury, or conditions like cirrhosis and cancer.
PleurX Catheter (Peritoneal Catheter System) drains fluid accumulation, from the chest (pleural fluid) or abdominal cavity (ascites). Pleural fluid is fluid “on the lungs” or build-up of fluid in the chest.
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