Surgical Procedures Performed in Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions


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Lacin T., TOPÇU S.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.17, no.1, pp.10-14, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ejp.2014.50133
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-14

Abstract

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.