Catheter Features Large Sideholes for Faster Drainage


March 10, 2011

The Drainer centesis catheter, from Vascular Solutions features large sideholes designed to prevent clogging and provide faster, more reliable drainage. The sterile, single-use catheter provides a superior answer for percutaneous fluid aspirations and small volume drainage procedures.

It is delivered over-the-needle, with the included echogenic needle providing enhanced visualization for accurate placement. It is available in 4, 5 or 6 French sizes, each with an effective length of 9 cm.

The catheter was launched in he United States in March 2011.

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