The efficacy of polidocanol in pleurodesis in rats

Cetin B., Kockaya E., Atalay C., Akay M., Cetin A.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.33, no.9, pp.688-692, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-003-2578-3
  • Journal Name: SURGERY TODAY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.688-692
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Purpose. Pleurodesis is used to treat pleural effusions, and a number of agents with varying degrees of efficacy and systemic toxicity have been trialed. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and systemic toxicity of polidocanol in pleurodesis.