[Therapeutic pleurodesis in spontaneous pneumothorax, malignant pleural effusion, heart insufficiency and chylothorax].


Treatment with pleurodesis is employed in spontaneous pneumothorax, in pleural effusion due to neoplastic disease, intractable transudate and chylothorax. When this treatment is employed in spontaneous pneumothorax, randomized studies show a lower recurrence rate when drainage is supplemented by a sclerosing agent. Pleurodesis alone scarcely alters the… (More)


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