Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in inflammatory and malignant pleural effusions.


BACKGROUND Investigation and management of pleural effusions is an important clinical problem yet the pathogenesis of pleural fluid accumulation is poorly understood. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent inducer of capillary permeability that is produced by both malignant and inflammatory cells. A study was undertaken to determine whether… (More)


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