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Tunnelled Drainage Catheter for Ascites (Lower Mainland) [English] Permalink Public

This pamphlet provides a brief description of the medical imaging procedure: tunnelled Drainage Catheter for Ascites. It includes information on who will be performing procedure?, prior to procedure instructions, what happens during procedure?, will it hurt?, how long it will take?, risks or complications, what happens afterwards?, follow-up instructions and information on who to contact if experiencing problems. This is type of flexible tubing that is used to drain the fluid (ascites) collecting in your belly (abdomen). One end of the catheter stays inside your body and the other end connects to a drainage container (bottle or bag). The bag drains the fluid by gravity. The bottle drains by a vacuum from within the bottle. (English) Colour

Catalogue Number:
Body Location:
  • Digestive System
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Diagnostic Tests and Medical Equipment
  • Catheter,
  • Fluid,
  • Abdomen,
  • Cancer,
  • Intravenous,
  • Drainage,
  • Preparation,
  • Procedure,
  • Radiology,
  • IV,
  • Prep,
  • Medical,
  • IR,
  • Imaging,
  • LML,
  • Cavity,
  • Pleurex,
  • Asept,
  • Bottle
  • All
  • Lower Mainland Medical Imaging
Revision Date:
August 23, 2021
VCH/PHC #FA.140.T86
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Image: © Fraser Health
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