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

Abstract

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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