SESSION TITLE: Procedures: Pleura
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: In multiloculated pleural effusions (MPE), the use of intrapleural urokinase is generally combined to large bore drains and pleural suction to reduce the risk of drain malfunction. Due to technical reasons, standard devices effords only mild and uncontrolled negative pressure. We tested the hypothesis that an high level of continuous negative pressure obtained by a portable device permits the use of small bore chest drain in such a situation.