A 38-year-old member asked:
Is pleural tapping a painful procedure?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Unusual: Local anesthetic used prior to inserting the pleural cath/neeedle/ less likely to be painful. However it is an invasive procedure with inherent risks.
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Last updated Nov 23, 2013
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