Talc: Rationale and Use in Malignant Pleural Effusions.

  • Tate
  • Published 1997 in
    Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer…


Neoplastic diseases account for approximately 13% of the annual incidence of pleural effusions, and 75% of these effusions are secondary to malignancies of the lungs and breast or lymphoma. The most common pathogenic mechanisms that produce malignant pleural effusions (MPE) are (1) pleural metastasis resulting in increased membrane permeability beyond the… (More)


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