J Lõpez Mejias

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In order to determine the diagnostic and prognostic significance of low pleural glucose and pH levels, we executed a prospective study of these parameters and cytologic yield in 77 cases of malignant pleural effusions diagnosed from 116 consecutive thoracoscopies. The extension of the neoplasms detected by thoracoscopy as well as the results of our attempts(More)
We examined the post-mortem records of 191 patients who had one or more malignant tumours (196 neoplasms in total). We found 55 cases with pleural metastases (28%) and 30 of these presented pleural effusions (15% of the total number of neoplasms). The visceral pleural was involved in all 24 cases of lung cancer with pleural metastasis and in 27 out of 31 of(More)