Is a small-bore catheter efficient for most pleural pathologies?

Liman S. T. , ELİÇORA A. , Akgul A. G. , TOPÇU S. , Ozbay S., Mehmetoglu S. S. , ...Daha Fazla

SURGERY TODAY, cilt.44, ss.834-838, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00595-013-0759-2
  • Dergi Adı: SURGERY TODAY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.834-838


Chest tubes are used for drainage of the pleural cavity. Traditionally, large-bore catheters are inserted for all indications, but there has been a recent tendency to use small-bore catheters. We share the results of our experience of using small-bore catheters for almost all indications routinely in our clinic.