Procedure

Pleural Tap

Description

Pleural tap is an invasive procedure to remove fluid or air from the pleural space for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. A cannula, or hollow needle, is carefully introduced into the thorax, generally after administration of local anesthesia. 

The recommended location varies depending upon the source. It is critical that the patient hold his or her breath to avoid piercing of the lung. Some sources recommend the midaxillary line, in the sixth, seventh, or eighth intercostal space.  Whenever possible, the procedure should be performed under ultrasound guidance, which has shown to reduce complications. Source: Wikipedia

Other names

Thoracentesis, thoracocentesis

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Medical centres

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital
Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n
Benalmádena
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Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital
Avda del Pintor Joaquín Sorolla, 2
Málaga
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Neumomálaga
Calle José Denis Belgrano 19, 2º
Málaga
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