Surgical outcomes in patients with pigtail catheter inserted guided by ultrasound in real time for the drainage of pneumothorax in the Hospital Universitario Mayor – Méderi

Project Details


Pneumothorax is defined as the presence of air in the pleural space. The treatment is the drainage of this which can be done with different types of devices such as the chest tube or a pigtail catheter that has a smaller diameter. There have been studies where it is evident that the success rate is similar with the two types of devices, however, the insertion of pigtail catheter has a better experience in the patient due to its smaller diameter. Performing the insertion of the pigtail with ultrasound guidance can make this a safer procedure.
This study aims to describe the surgical outcomes of patients who had a real-time ultrasound-guided pigtail catheter inserted for pneumothorax drainage at the Hospital Universitario Mayor – Méderi, between January 2021 and July 2022.
Effective start/end date11/01/2214/10/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • pigtail catheter
  • pneumothorax


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