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Cirugía paraguaya

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GIANGRECO, María et al. TREATMENT OF MALIGNANT PLEURAL EFFUSION WITH CHEMICAL PLEURODESIS. Rev. Cir. Parag. [online]. 2012, vol.36, n.2, pp.17-22. ISSN 2307-0420.

SUMMARY Introduction: Malignant pleural effusion (DPM) is that pleural effusion occurs in the context of a disease neoplasia. Pleurodesis is permanent apposition of both leaves of the pleura by natural stimuli, chemical or surgical, this being a diagnostic possibility palliation in recurrent pleural effusions. Objective: Exhibit experience in managing malignant pleural effusion through chemical pleurodesis in the First Department of Clinical Surgical Hospital. Results: We evaluated 688 patients with malignancies of which only 36 patients (5%) had malignant pleural effusion, being more frequent in males and in the fifth decade of life. In assessing the effectiveness of the improved performance of pleurodesis chemical pleurodesis was through video surgery compared to other procedures. Conclusion: The frequency of malignant pleural effusion thrown by the study was 5%. The main causes of malignant pleural effusion were lung cancer and breast cancer. The efficacy was 100% for the VATS and 85% for pleural tube.

Keywords : Malignant pleural effusion; pleurodesis; lung cancer.

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