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Severe hemorrhagic complication of talc pleurodesis for idiopathic pleural effusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15384468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Talc is a commonly used sclerosing agent for pleurodesis. However, there have been recent reports of a number of complications associated with the use of talc. Although there is significant data regarding the respiratory complications associated with talc, reports of bleeding complications are extremely rare. We present the case of a 78 year-old man who was treated with talc pleurodesis for recurrent pleural effusion and subsequently developed a massive hemothorax, a rare complication.
Brandon Hirota; Michelle M Nguyen; Shigeo Irimajiri; Jennifer Choi; Jinichi Tokeshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hawaii medical journal     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0017-8594     ISO Abbreviation:  Hawaii Med J     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-23     Completed Date:  2004-10-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984209R     Medline TA:  Hawaii Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hemothorax / etiology*
Pleural Effusion / therapy*
Pleurisy / etiology*
Pleurodesis / adverse effects*
Sclerosing Solutions / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Talc / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sclerosing Solutions; 14807-96-6/Talc

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