The role of pleurodesis in respiratory diseases.

@article{Mercer2018TheRO,
  title={The role of pleurodesis in respiratory diseases.},
  author={Rachel Mary Mercer and Maged Hassan and Najib M Rahman},
  journal={Expert review of respiratory medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          323-334
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Pleurodesis is used to obliterate the pleural space, most commonly in patients with symptomatic malignant pleural effusions but also in patients with benign effusions or pneumothorax. Areas covered: Traditionally, chemical pleurodesis has been undertaken at thoracoscopy or using instillation of a slurry through a chest drain. The optimum method of achieving pleurodesis, whether surgical or medical, has yet to be proven. Evidence in the different disease areas will be reviewed… CONTINUE READING
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