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Thoracic Catheters

CIA Medical is a leading provider of medical and surgical supplies. We serve over 25,000 healthcare facilities worldwide. See our list of thoracic catheters and prices below. Order online, call us at (312) 275-5850, or get a 2-hour quote by filling the form on this page.

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No matter the item's brand, type, or size, we can get it — even if backordered.

What Is a Thoracic Catheter?

A thoracic catheter, which can also be known as a chest tube, chest drain, or intercostal drain, is a special type of drainage catheter. As the name implies, it is used to drain the thoracic or chest area of the body, specifically the pleural space surrounding the lungs. 

It is possible for various fluids to build up around the pleural space, including blood, pus, chyle, and even urine, putting pressure on the lungs and heart. A thoracic catheter is vital for draining these fluids out of the body.

Like other catheters, a thoracic catheter will consist of a long, hollow tube which may be semi-flexible or fully flexible in nature. It can be made of PVC or silicone and divided into various lumens, which may be used for drainage of different fluids or infusion into the body.

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Atrium #15028

Atrium #15028, Firm PVC thoracic Catheter, Straight, Length 20 in, 10/CS

$118.99 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #8024

Atrium #8024, CATHETER, THORACIC, 24FR, EACH

$12.34 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Atrium #8012

Atrium #8012, CATHETER, THORACIC, 12FR, 10/BX

$114.67 per BOX

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #14028

Atrium #14028, CATHETER, THORACIC SILICONE 28FR, 10/CS

$320.00 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #15032

Atrium #15032, Firm PVC thoracic Catheter, Straight, Length 20 in, 10/CS

$135.50 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #8024

Atrium #8024, CATHETER, THORACIC, 24FR, 10/CS

$170.00 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Teleflex #DRAC-28S

Teleflex #DRAC-28S, Pleur-evac Thoracic Catheter, Right Angle (Soft), 28 FR, 10/CS

$156.41 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Getinge #15036

Getinge #15036, Firm PVC thoracic Catheter, Straight, Length 20 in, 10/CS

$165.30 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #8040

Atrium #8040, CATHETER, THORACIC, 40FR, 10/CS

$113.64 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #8036

Atrium #8036, CATHETER, THORACIC, 36FR, EACH

$12.18 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Atrium #14236

Atrium #14236, CATHETER, THORACIC SIL RT ANGLE 36F, 10/CS

$264.53 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #14228

Atrium #14228, CATHETER, THORACIC, 28FR, RT ANGLE, 6EYELETS, 10/CS

$278.99 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #15036

Atrium #15036, CATHETER, STRAIGHT, 36FR, FIRM, THORACIC, PVC, EACH

$13.28 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Atrium #8036

Atrium #8036, CATHETER, THORACIC, 36FR, 10/CS

$165.30 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #14036

Atrium #14036, CATHETER, THORACIC 36F, 10/CS

$214.66 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #14032

Atrium #14032, CATHETER, THORACIC SILICONE 33FR, 10/CS

$203.08 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #15020

Atrium #15020, Firm PVC thoracic Catheter, Straight, Length 19 in, EACH

$13.82 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Atrium #15228

Atrium #15228, CATHETER, RIGHT ANGLE, PVC, THORACIC, 28FR, 10/CS

$144.10 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #15040

Atrium #15040, Firm PVC thoracic Catheter, Straight, Length 20 in, 10/CS

$110.75 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #15028

Atrium #15028, Firm PVC thoracic Catheter, Straight, Length 20 in, EACH

$12.64 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Atrium #15040

Atrium #15040, Firm PVC thoracic Catheter, Straight, Length 20 in, EACH

$12.97 EACH

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #15032

Atrium #15032, CATHETER, FIRM PVC THORACIC STR SZ32, EACH

$12.52 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Atrium #15020

Atrium #15020, Firm PVC thoracic Catheter, Straight, Length 19 in, 10/CS

$114.17 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Teleflex #DSTC-12S

Teleflex #DSTC-12S, CATHETER THORACIC 12 FR.X 20", 10 EA/CS

$78.98 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #15232

Atrium #15232, CATHETER, THORACIC, 32FR, RT ANGLE, FIRM PVC, 10/CS

$143.37 per CASE

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Atrium #14809

Atrium #14809, CATHETER, THORACIC SIL MEDIASTINAL 9MM, 10/CS

$319.45 per CASE

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Atrium #15232

Atrium #15232, CATHETER, THORACIC, 32FR, RT ANGLE, FIRM PVC, EACH

$16.08 EACH

Ships Within: 2-3 Days
Covidien #8888570556

Covidien #8888570556, ARGYLE PVC Thoracic Catheter, Straight, 32 FR, 10/CS

$109.06 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Kendall #8888572578

Kendall #8888572578, CATHETER, THORACIC, SILICONE, STRT, 36FRX20", 10 EA/CS

$197.33 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Kendall #8888572537

Kendall #8888572537, CATHETER, THORACIC, SILICONE, STRT, 20FRX20", 10 EA/CS

$197.33 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Kendall #8888573055

Kendall #8888573055, CATHETER, THORACIC, SILICN, RT ANG, 32FRX20", 10 EA/CS

$268.30 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Kendall #8888573048

Kendall #8888573048, CATHETER, THORACIC, SILICN, RT ANG, 28FRX20", 10 EA/CS

$268.30 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Cardinal Health #8888572560

Cardinal Health #8888572560, CATHETER, THORACIC, SILICONE, STRT, 32FRX20", 10 EA/CS

$153.89 per CASE

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Kendall #8888571018

Kendall #8888571018, CATHETER, THORACIC, RT ANG, ARGYLE, 16FRX20", 10 EA/CS

$168.68 per CASE

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Rusch #DRAC-32S

Rusch #DRAC-32S, Catheter Pleur-evac Thoracic 32Fr Right Angle 10/Ca

$156.16 per CASE

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Atrium #8010

Atrium #8010, CATHETER, THORACIC, 10FR, 10/CS

$149.01 per CASE

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Atrium #14020

Atrium #14020, CATHETER, SZ20 SILICONE THORACIC STRAIGHT, 10/CS

$215.97 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Atrium #14224

Atrium #14224, CATHETER, SZ24, SILICONE THORACIC, RT ANGLE, 10/CS

$260.46 per CASE

Ships Within: 24 Hours
Medovations #1240-12

Medovations #1240-12, CATHETER, THORACIC, 12FR, LF, 10 EA/CS

$106.92 per CASE

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Atrium #14024

Atrium #14024, CATHETER, SZ24 SILICONE THORACIC STRAIGHT, 10/CS

$208.02 per CASE

Ships Within: Call for Availability

How Does a Thoracic Catheter Work?

The insertion technique for thoracic catheters is quite a complicated one and needs to be carried out with extreme care. The insertion site in the torso needs to be identified, cleaned with an antiseptic solution like iodine, and numbed with the aid of local anesthetic. Once the area is numb, a small incision is made and a passage is formed through the muscle and into the chest. The tube can then pass through this passage until it reaches the pleural space.

Thoracic Catheter Sizes 

Like other catheters, thoracic catheters may vary in size, depending on the procedure they're being used for and the patient in question. They can measure anywhere from as small and narrow as 6 Fr in diameter all the way up to 30 Fr and beyond for the larger use cases.

Thoracic Catheter Types

There are various different types of thoracic catheters, although they're all made to similar standards and measurements. You can find PVC thoracic catheters, as well as softer and more flexible silicone thoracic catheters. The number of lumens can also vary, as well as the number of side holes along the edges of the catheter tubes.

Thoracic Catheter Uses

Thoracic catheters have many different uses and can be used in patients of varying ages and with a myriad of different health conditions. They may be used to treat empyema, for example, to remove excess pus and fluids from the pleural cavity. They can also be used to drain the pleural space of air, blood, chyle, and other fluids. Conditions involving the use of chest or thoracic catheters include chylothorax, hemothorax, hydrothorax, and urinothorax.

Thoracic Catheter Suppliers

Atrium, Teleflex, Kendall, and Covidien are among the top suppliers of thoracic catheters.

Buy Thoracic Catheters at CIA Medical

CIA Medical is a leading name in the world of wholesale medical supplies. Over the years, we’ve worked with more than 25,000 hospitals, labs, pharmacies, and other medical institutions to meet their needs, providing the top quality medical equipment and accessories they need. You can count on us to deliver, whether it’s thoracic catheters you’re looking for or something else entirely.