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Research Article

Pigtail Catheter Use for Draining Pleural Effusions of Various Etiologies

Table 2

Clinical details of patients with failed pigtail catheter insertion.

Case no.Clinical details

(1)60-year-old female with malignant pleural effusion. Pigtail catheter was removed after pleurodesis. Fluid reaccumulated indicating failure of pleurodesis.
(2)67-year-old male with malignant pleural effusion. Pigtail catheter was removed after pleurodesis. Fluid re-accumulated indicating failure of pleurodesis.
(3)45-year-old male with tuberculous pleural effusion (loculated). Serial radiography showed persistence of the effusion with failure of the drainage.
(4)52-year-old female with empyema with loculations. Pigtail catheter was blocked with failure of the drainage. Trial of clearing the catheter using the guide wire failed.
(5)59-year-old male with empyema with loculations. Serial radiography showed persistence of the effusion with failure of the drainage.
(6)67-year-old male with empyema with loculations. Pigtail catheter was blocked with failure of the drainage. Trial of clearing the catheter using the guide wire failed.
(7)58-year-old male with empyema with loculations. Serial radiography showed persistence of the effusion with failure of the drainage.
(8)67-year-old male with transudative effusion due to hypoproteinemia caused by chronic liver disease. Fluid re-accumulated after removal of the pigtail catheter.
(9)41-year-old female with transudative effusion due to heart failure. Fluid re-accumulated after removal of the pigtail catheter and it was infected.

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