Clinical efficacy and safety of thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis in malignant pleural effusions.

@article{Kolschmann2005ClinicalEA,
  title={Clinical efficacy and safety of thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis in malignant pleural effusions.},
  author={Steffen Kolschmann and Arndt Ballin and Adrian Gillissen},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 3},
  pages={1431-5}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES In patients with disseminated neoplastic disease, recurrent pleural effusion is frequently observed. The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term efficacy and safety of pleurodesis by thoracoscopic talc poudrage (TTP) in malignant pleural effusions (MPEs). METHODS We report a consecutive series of 102 patients (45 women, 57 men; 20 to 83 years of age) who underwent medical thoracoscopy and TTP for recurrent MPE between 1999 and 2001. Thoracoscopy was performed… CONTINUE READING