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Surgical Procedures Performed in Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions [Eurasian J Pulmonol]
Eurasian J Pulmonol. 2015; 17(1): 10-14 | DOI: 10.5152/ejp.2014.50133  

Surgical Procedures Performed in Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions

Tunç Laçin1, Salih Topçu2
1Clinic of Chest Surgery, Süreyyapaşa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
2Department of Chest Surgery, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli

Malignant pleural effusion is one of the most common clinical problems in neoplastic diseases. There is no optimum treatment available. Pleurodesis is the most frequent method used for the treatment of malignant pleural effusion. However, in cases where pleurodesis failed more invasive procedures such as permanent catheter application, pleurectomy, decortication and extrapleural pneumonectomy can be used. In this paper, surgical treatment of malignant pleural effusion, were evaluated by reviewing the most recent articles.

Keywords: Indwelling catheters, malignant pleural effusion, pleurectomy, pleurodesis, talc, videothoracoscopy

Tunç Laçin, Salih Topçu. Surgical Procedures Performed in Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions. Eurasian J Pulmonol. 2015; 17(1): 10-14

Corresponding Author: Salih Topçu, Türkiye

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