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Surgical management of malignant pleural effusions.
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PMID:  23206716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The two reasonable options for surgical management of malignant pleural effusions are tunneled pleural catheters and video-assisted thoracic surgery with talc pleurodesis. Successful palliation demands balancing the patient's wishes, performance status, and prognosis with the ability to obtain full lung expansion and control fluid production. There is no ideal procedure; surgical treatment must be individualized.
Sudish C Murthy; Thomas W Rice
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thoracic surgery clinics     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1547-4127     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Surg Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101198195     Medline TA:  Thorac Surg Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue/Desk J4-1, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address:
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