Indwelling pleural drain for mobile management of malignant pleural effusion-combining benefits of both methods

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Dinesh Mehta; Anshu Gupta; Sameer Singhal; Sachin Bansal;
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • Journal: Lung India,volume 32,issue 1,pages64-66 (issn: 0970-2113, eissn: 0974-598X)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4298924, doi: 10.4103/0970-2113.148455
  • Subject: malignant pleural effusion | Indwelling catheter | Diseases of the respiratory system | intercostals drainage | Case Report | RC705-779
    mesheuropmc: respiratory system | respiratory tract diseases

Malignant pleural effusion is a leading cause of morbidity in lung cancer patients requiring repeated pleural aspirations or persistent intercostal drainage tube. Using an indigenous method of putting icd tube of smaller size with subcutaneous tunneling would allow drai... View more
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