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Intercostal Catheters
 
Intercostal Catheters
 

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Blockage

  • Clinical Features

  • Catheter is not draining
  • Fluid in the drainage system is not swinging with respiration
  • Pain
  • Causes of Intercostal Catheter Blockage

  • Clot in the catheter / tubing
  • Kinking of the catheter / tubing
  • Catheter not in the correct position
  • Drainage system is above the level of the chest
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