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Indwelling Pleural Catheters PleurX
An indwelling pleural catheter is a tube that is inserted into the chest and area around the lungs to remove unwanted fluid. The catheter is designed to be painless as it removes the fluid from your chest. Using this type of chest catheter is beneficial because it eliminates the need for multiple chest insertions over frequent visits. The tube remains in your chest and is pliable and flexible. The size of the tube is small and has a one-way valve inside of it so it won’t leak.