Pleurocentesis

Pleurocentesis

Pleural effusion treatment – pleurocentesis performed to remove the excess fluid buildup (space between your lungs and the wall of the chest). The physician might recommend for pleurocentesis When a they experience chronic cough, shortness of breath or chest pain. The treatment aids in the diagnosis, treatment of the lung and its function. Pleurocentesis can also be called thoracentesis. The treatment confirms or rules out diseases or infections like cancer, congestive heart failure, pneumonia or pulmonary hypertension.

How is it performed?

 

  • After the patient evaluation (Chest X-ray), The physician performs an ultrasound to determine and find the apt location to place the needle that removes excess fluid and extracts the sample.
  • The patient may be administered with a local anaesthetic to minimize the discomfort.
  • After anaesthetic administration, with the help of ultrasound, your doctor carefully guides the needle through ribs and inside the chest.
  • The needle removes the excess fluid present in the space. The doctor collects a fluid sample and tissue sample for further analysis and biopsy.
  • A small bandage is placed to cover the place where the needle was inserted. A Chest X-ray may be recommended to examine the aftermath of the procedure.

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