Current Thoracic Surgery 2018 , Vol 3 , Issue 3
Surgical approach for malignant pleural effusion
Hasan Akin1,Ali Kilicgun2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Yedikule Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2019.00031 Viewed : 906 - Downloaded : 209 In this review, the causes of pleural effusion were discussed. Pleural reactions and tumors were explained in the tables. Subsequently, radiographic findings and their role of guidance in the interventional procedures were briefly mentioned. Surgical diagnosis and treatment methods were explained. Malignant mesothelioma was discussed under a separate title. In the end, pleurodesis, a commonly used method in patients with malignant pleural effusion, was discussed. Keywords : malignant pleural effusion, surgery, pleural fluid