The effects of talc pleurodesis on growing swine.

Abstract

Talc pleurodesis is an effective means of preventing recurrent pneumothorax. We have successfully applied talc pleurodesis with thoracoscopy in children with cystic fibrosis presenting with pneumothorax. However, little is known about the effects of talc pleurodesis on lung compliance in growing children. Therefore, six young pigs (10 weeks old, weighing 15… (More)

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