Management of recurrent malignant pleural effusion with chemical pleurodesis


Kilic D., Akay H., Kavukcu S., Kutlay H., Cangir A., Enon S., ...More

SURGERY TODAY, vol.35, no.8, pp.634-638, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-005-2996-5
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.634-638

Abstract

Purpose. Malignant pleural effusion is a common complication of primary and metastatic pleural malignancies. It is usually managed by drainage and pleurodesis, but there is no consensus as to the best method of pleurodesis. We compared the effectiveness, side effects, and cost of different chemical pleurodesis agents used in patients with malignant pleural effusion.