Talc pleurodesis as surgical palliation of patients with malignant pleural effusion. Analysis of factors affecting survival.


Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common in most patients with advanced cancer, especially in those with lung cancer, metastatic breast carcinoma and lymphoma. This complication usually leads patients to suffer from significant dyspnea, which may impair their mobility and reduce their quality of life. In patients with MPE, several interventions have been… (More)


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