Talc pleurodesis versus indwelling pleural catheter among patients with malignant pleural effusion: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Abstract Background Talc pleurodesis (TP) and indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) are used for the management of malignant pleural effusion (MPE). Our meta-analysis was conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of both treatments among patients with MPE. Methods We acquired pertinent randomized cont...

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Main Authors: Li Wang, Huan Deng, Xinling Chen, Can Li, Fengming Yi, Yiping Wei, Wenxiong Zhang
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2020-07-01
Series:World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Online Access:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12957-020-01940-6