Thoracic Drainage Catheter

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Model Number: NH-53462

Brand: Niche Healthcare

Thoracic Drainage Catheter (Chest Tube) – Chest drain or tube thoracostomy is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the side of the chest into the pleural space. It is used to remove air (pneumothorax) or fluid (pleural effusion, blood, chyle), or pus (empyema) from the intrathoracic space. It is also known as a Bülau drain or an intercostal catheter.
Thoracic Drainage Catheters are most suitable for post operative drainage after cardio-thoracic and thoracic surgery.
Distal end is open with super smooth large eyes to maximise the drainage from the chest. Proximal end is fitted with specially designed tapered tongue to provide excellent forceps grip and non-traumatic insertion.
Catheters are marked at every 2 cm from the last Eye to ascertain the depth of placement.
Packed with matching size loose connector which facilitates easy connection to drainage system.
The product can be straight or curved to the right.
 Sizes: 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 32, 36FR
Material: PVC


Cat. No.
Thoracic catheter, 16fr, straight
Thoracic catheter, 18fr, straight
Thoracic catheter, 20fr, straight
Thoracic catheter, 22fr, straight
Thoracic catheter, 24fr, straight
Thoracic catheter, 28fr, straight
Thoracic catheter, 32fr, straight
Thoracic catheter, 36fr, straight
Thoracic catheter, 16fr,right angle
Thoracic catheter, 18fr,right angle
Thoracic catheter, 20fr,right angle
Thoracic catheter, 22fr,right angle
Thoracic catheter, 24fr,right angle
Thoracic catheter, 28fr,right angle
Thoracic catheter, 32fr,right angle
Thoracic catheter, 36fr,right angle


A thoracic drainage catheter, also known as a chest tube or pleural catheter, is a medical device used in thoracic (chest) medicine to remove air, fluid, or blood from the pleural space (the space between the lungs and the chest wall). The procedure of inserting a thoracic drainage catheter is called chest tube placement or thoracostomy.

Key features and components of a thoracic drainage catheter include:

Catheter Tube: The catheter itself is a flexible tube made of medical-grade materials, typically inserted through the chest wall into the pleural space.

Multiple Side Holes: The distal end of the catheter usually has multiple side holes to facilitate the drainage of fluid or air.

Trocar or Introducer Needle (Optional): During the insertion procedure, a trocar or introducer needle may be used to puncture the chest wall and create an initial opening for the catheter.

Drainage System: The catheter is connected to a drainage system, which may include a collection chamber, water seal chamber, and suction control chamber. This system allows for the controlled evacuation of air or fluid from the pleural space.

Connecting Tubing: Tubing connects the catheter to the drainage system and allows for the movement of fluid or air into the collection chamber.

Thoracic drainage catheters are commonly used in various medical situations, including:

Pleural Effusion: To drain excess fluid that accumulates in the pleural space due to conditions such as pneumonia, heart failure, or cancer.

Pneumothorax: To remove air that has leaked into the pleural space, causing lung collapse. This is often seen in traumatic injuries or spontaneously without trauma.

Hemothorax: To drain blood that has accumulated in the pleural space due to trauma or other medical conditions.

The insertion of a thoracic drainage catheter is typically performed by healthcare professionals, such as surgeons or interventional radiologists, in a controlled medical environment. The procedure involves cleaning the skin, making an incision, and carefully guiding the catheter into the pleural space.

Once inserted, the catheter is connected to a drainage system, and the system is monitored to ensure effective removal of fluid or air. The catheter is usually secured in place, and its placement may be confirmed by imaging, such as X-rays.

It’s important to note that the use of thoracic drainage catheters is a medical procedure that requires proper training and expertise. Complications can occur, and careful monitoring of the patient is necessary during and after catheter placement.


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