Drain Catheters for Palliation
Painful fluid buildup can occur when tumors obstruct the normal flow of the urine or bile. This fluid build-up can result in infection and organ failure if left untreated. Interventional radiologists can insert catheters using imaging guidance to drain the fluid build-up and relieve pain in the affected areas.
For more information go to:
RadiologyInfo.org Information for Patients:
Biliary Interventions: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=biliary
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute (VPCI):
Minnesota Oncology (MOHPA):