EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, cilt.17, ss.10-14, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
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.