Usefulness of pig-tail catheter for palliative drainage of malignant pleural effusions in cancer patients


 We retrospectively collected data from patients enrolled between 1996 and 1997, to evaluate the efficacy of sono-guided pig-tail-catheter drainage in cancer patients with large, symptomatic, amounts of malignant effusion and to evaluate the hemodynamic change after effusion drainage. A total of 477 pig-tail catheter drainage procedures were performed on… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s005200050012


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