Guidewire Inserted Chest Tube

  • Place using local anesthetic and sedation.
  • Single lumen, radiopaque, polyurethane catheter with multiple fenestrations.
  • Allows for repeated drainage of effusion without sedation and complications of repeated needle centesis.
  • 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.
  • 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 and neutral displacement valve.

MILA Guidewire Inserted Chest Tube Video

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

 Article about the Management of Canine Pericardial Effusion


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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