Pain Management Interventional Procedures
Interventional Radiology and Pain Management
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A Pleurocentesis Drainage is a procedure that is performed to remove/drain fluid or an abscess from the lungs. The risks and possible complications will be discussed with you prior to the procedure and with your acceptance we will proceed. You will be asked to lie on an examination bed or sit in a chair with the area of clinical concern exposed. The area will be cleaned with a hospital grade antiseptic wash and then scanned using the relevant radiological equipment (Ultrasound or CT). By locating this area under Ultrasound or CT guidance we can ensure precision in locating the area of clinical interest to be drained.