Retained Granulation Cuff as a Complication of Indwelling Pleural Catheter Removal.
J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol
Recurrent pleural effusions can be managed with indwelling tunneled pleural catheters (IPC), with some patients undergoing IPC removal after appropriate palliation has occurred. Little data exists regarding complications related to IPC removal. We report on retained granulation cuffs after successful IPC removal. We identified 122 IPC removals of which 6 (4.9%) were complicated by retained granulation cuff. No additional procedures or need for retrieval were identified over a median follow-up time of 423.5 (IQR-204-1489) days. Clinicians should be aware of this potential complication, but that retained granulation cuffs appear to offer no sequelae and aggressive interventions for retrieval/removal are likely not warranted.
Swedish Thoracic Surgery
Gilbert, Christopher R; Wilshire, Candice; and Gorden, Jed A, "Retained Granulation Cuff as a Complication of Indwelling Pleural Catheter Removal." (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 3782.