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Research Article

Pigtail Catheter Use for Draining Pleural Effusions of Various Etiologies

Table 1

Some demographic, clinical data, and complications of patients having pigtail catheter insertion for pleural effusion.

Total number51 patients
Age 5 7 . 2 7 ± 1 3 . 4 5 years
Sex
 Male29 patients (56.86%)
 Female22 patients (43.14%)
Duration of drainage 5 . 8 ± 2 . 4 days
Amount of drained fluid 2 3 8 9 . 4 ± 4 8 0 . 5  mL
Complications
 Pain at insertion site23 patients (45.09%)
 Pneumothorax10 patients (19.6%)
 Blockage of the catheter2 patients (3.92%)
 Infection1 patient (1.96%)

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