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What is a pigtail in medical terms?

Asked by Cora Courtney on September 05, 2021

Categories: Medical health Lung and respiratory health


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pigtail. (pig′tal′′) Used in surgery to hold in place a device such as a wire, a stent, or a catheter within ahollow organ or chamber. Dictionary of Medicine, © 2009 Farlex and Partners.

Is a pigtail catheter tunneled? Tunneled pleural catheters (e.g. PleuRx® catheters) allow long-term drainage on an outpatient basis. They control the effusion and associated symptoms for over 80% of patients. A traditional catheter that attaches to a pigtail can also be used for drainage of chronic pleuraleffusions.

What is a PneumoDart? The PneumoDart is a reliable solution for treating a tension pneumothorax or a sucking chest wound. This kind of injury is often treated by applying a plastic seal over the chest wound to inserting a needle catheter into the chest to drain air from the chest and relieve pressure.

How do you remove a JP drain? How do I empty the Jackson-Pratt drain?

  1. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  2. Remove the plug from the bulb.
  3. Pour the fluid into a measuring cup.
  4. With rubbing alcohol and an alcohol swab, clean the plug.
  5. Squeeze the bulb flat and put the plug back in.
  6. Measure the amount of fluid you pour_out.