Guidewire Inserted Chest Tube

  • Place using local and sedation.
  • Single lumen radiopaque polyurethane catheter with multiple fenestrations.
  • Use for pyothorax; hemothorax; pneumothorax; emergency peritoneal lavage and pericardial drain.
  • Insertion using the Seldinger/catheter-over-guidewire technique.
  • Normally closed bi-directional valve with luer adapters prevents air from entering chest.
  • Additional suture wing for secure adjustment and attachment.
  • NEW larger 12 French size with pre-loaded stiffening stylet and skin dilator in the kit.
  • Multiple drainage holes: 14Ga fenestrated up to 4cm or 8cm mark - 12Ga fenestrated up to 6cm or 15cm mark - 12Fr fenestrated up to 16cm mark.
  • Kits include introducers; guidewire; dilator; catheter; suture wings; neutral displacement valve.

  Chest Tube (Thoracic Drainage Catheter) Placement
Contributed by: VetVine Specialty Consulting Service and Elisa Mazzaferro; MS; DVM; PhD; DACVECC

   Pneumothorax Catheter Placement Video contributed by TJ Animal Health

Chest Tube Discussion by Michael Ethier; DVM; DVSc; DACVECC -Toronto Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital.

Sample Case by Jerry Jensen; EMT-P; CVT; VTS(ECC)
Veterinary Specialty Center; Buffalo Grove; IL

JSAP Article entitled Evaluation of small-bore wire-guided chest drains for management of pleural space disease. by C. Valtolina and S. Adamantos; The Royal Veterinary College; Hatfield; Hertfordshire AL9 7TA

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Grouped product items
Item Number Product Description Price Qty
CT1404 14Ga x 20cm (8in) with 4cm of fenestrations
CT1410 14Ga x 20cm (8in) with 8cm of fenestrations
CT1206 12Ga x 20cm (8in) with 6cm of fenestrations
CT1210 12Ga x 30cm (12in) with 15cm of fenestrations
CT12Fr16 12Fr x 30cm (12in) with 16cm of fenestrations