Comparison of Indwelling Pleural Catheters and Chemical Pleurodesis Through Tube Thoracostomy for the Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions

BACKGROUND: Malignant and paramalignant pleural effusions are important complications of many malignancies. The two main management options debated in the literature are: 1) insertion of an indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) to achieve chronic drainage of the effusion, or 2) hospitalization with tube...

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Main Author: Srour, Nadim
Published: 2011
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