[High efficacy of pleurodesis using OK-432 for controlling intractable pneumothorax associated with pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis].

Abstract

We evaluated the efficacy of pleurodesis using OK-432 (Picibanil) for the treatment of pneumothorax associated with pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). Seven episodes of pneumothorax in five patients with LAM were treated with pleurodesis using OK-432. First, all patients underwent tube thoracostomy drainage. After drainage, 5 or 10 KE of OK-432 was… (More)

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