Catheter-tract metastases associated with chronic indwelling pleural catheters.

@article{Janes2007CathetertractMA,
  title={Catheter-tract metastases associated with chronic indwelling pleural catheters.},
  author={Samuel M Janes and Najib M Rahman and Robert Davies and Y C Gary Lee},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={1232-4}
}
Indwelling pleural catheters are increasingly being used for ambulatory treatment of malignant pleural effusion, particularly for patients unsuitable for pleurodesis. These catheters are often left in situ for the rest of the patient's life. Tumor metastasis along the tract between pleura and skin surface is a potential complication in patients with chronic… CONTINUE READING