Current trends in pleurodesis.

Abstract

Pleurodesis is intended to prevent the accumulation of fluid or air in the pleural space by creating symphysis between the visceral and parietal pleura. The main indications for this procedure are malignant effusions and pneumothorax. A reexpandable lung and reasonably long expected survival are criteria that must be met before pleurodesis is attempted in a… (More)

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@article{RodrguezPanadero1997CurrentTI, title={Current trends in pleurodesis.}, author={Francisco Rodr{\'i}guez-Panadero}, journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine}, year={1997}, volume={3 4}, pages={319-25} }