The PleurX™ drainage system lets you take control of uncomfortable and painful symptoms from pleural effusions or malignant ascites. A safe, proven option that more than 300,000 patients have used since 1997, the PleurX system helps you drain fluid buildup in the comfort of your own home.
How does the PleurX system work?
The PleurX system includes a drainage catheter and drainage bottles that collect fluid. The catheter is inserted, typically as a simple outpatient procedure, in the chest for draining pleural effusions or in the abdomen for malignant ascites. The end of the catheter stays outside of the body, hidden under a bandage when not in use. To drain, just connect the end of the catheter to the drainage line on the bottle, following the PleurX drainage procedure directions for use, and the bottle will automatically draw out the fluid