Lack of reliability of nanotechnology in the of free plasma DNA in samples of patients with prostate cancer
BACKGROUND Talc pleurodesis is an effective treatment for malignant pleural effusion. We present a case of an asymptomatic hepatic laceration that occurred during pleurodesis in a breast cancer patient and led to hepatic tumor dissemination. DISCUSSION Pleurodesis is a relatively safe procedure, although previous studies have described malignant invasion of scar tissue. CONCLUSION To our knowledge, this is the first case report of tumor spread due to a liver puncture during talc pleurodesis in a breast cancer patient.