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AngioDynamics Unveils Total Abscession

A nephrostomy drainage catheter that completes the company's Total Abscession product portfolio

AngioDynamics has released its new Total Abscession nephrostomy drainage catheter. The company said that with this new launch, it completes the Total Abscession family of products including general drains and a biliary drainage catheter.

New drain is used in percutaneous nephrostomy drainage, a minimally invasive procedure in which a physician places this catheter through the skin in the back into the kidney to relieve pressure on the kidney from a back-up of urine. The Total Abscession nephrostomy drain has six side holes and a tight curl at the distal end of the catheter to ensure the drain tip lies completely inside of the pigtail shape, avoiding irritation of the renal pelvis.

The company said that vault locking mechanism featured on the Total Abscession drain prevents tampering or accidental removal and an audible click provides confirmation the lock is engaged. A thermal molded tip is designed for less buckling and kinking upon insertion and a Blue Silk finish provides easier insertion and pushability, increasing physician performance.

Shawn McCarthy, senior vice president and general manager of Peripheral Vascular business unit, said: “The Total Abscession nephrostomy drain is not only designed to be a leading product in its category, it establishes AngioDynamics as a one-stop provider of drainage catheters in addition to all of the other leading products physicians rely on us to deliver. The focus on security, physician performance and patient comfort displayed in this latest introduction highlights our ongoing commitment to quality as the cadence of new products continues from AngioDynamics.”