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Title: Talc Pleurodesis Through Small-Bore Percutaneous Tubes

Abstract

Pleurodesis using talc as the sclerosing agent is an effective procedure for preventing reaccumulation of malignant pleural effusions. Because of its thickness, the talc slurry is usually instilled through large bore (20-28 Fr), surgically placed thorocostomy tubes. However, these tubes often cause considerable patient discomfort. Herein we report a series of eight patients in whom the talc slurry was inserted through 10 and 12 Fr percutaneous chest tubes. Six of the eight patients (75%) had a successful pleurodesis without a reaccumulation of fluid. We conclude that this is an acceptable method for treating patients with malignant pleural effusions.

Authors:
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  1. Department of Radiology, M-361, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, Box 0628, San Francisco, CA 94143 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21080272
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s002709900422; Copyright (c) 1999 Springer-Verlag New York Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0174-1551
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CHEST; PATIENTS; SLURRIES; TALC; VASCULAR DISEASES

Citation Formats

Bloom, Allan I., Wilson, Mark W., Kerlan, Robert K. Jr., Gordon, Roy L., and LaBerge, Jeanne M. Talc Pleurodesis Through Small-Bore Percutaneous Tubes. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1007/S002709900422.
Bloom, Allan I., Wilson, Mark W., Kerlan, Robert K. Jr., Gordon, Roy L., & LaBerge, Jeanne M. Talc Pleurodesis Through Small-Bore Percutaneous Tubes. United States. doi:10.1007/S002709900422.
Bloom, Allan I., Wilson, Mark W., Kerlan, Robert K. Jr., Gordon, Roy L., and LaBerge, Jeanne M. Wed . "Talc Pleurodesis Through Small-Bore Percutaneous Tubes". United States. doi:10.1007/S002709900422.
@article{osti_21080272,
title = {Talc Pleurodesis Through Small-Bore Percutaneous Tubes},
author = {Bloom, Allan I. and Wilson, Mark W. and Kerlan, Robert K. Jr. and Gordon, Roy L. and LaBerge, Jeanne M.},
abstractNote = {Pleurodesis using talc as the sclerosing agent is an effective procedure for preventing reaccumulation of malignant pleural effusions. Because of its thickness, the talc slurry is usually instilled through large bore (20-28 Fr), surgically placed thorocostomy tubes. However, these tubes often cause considerable patient discomfort. Herein we report a series of eight patients in whom the talc slurry was inserted through 10 and 12 Fr percutaneous chest tubes. Six of the eight patients (75%) had a successful pleurodesis without a reaccumulation of fluid. We conclude that this is an acceptable method for treating patients with malignant pleural effusions.},
doi = {10.1007/S002709900422},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
issn = {0174-1551},
number = 5,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}