Palliative management of patients with malignant pleural effusion: Permanent pleural catheter placement results in pleurodesis

Jan Groetzner, Carolin Dame, Thomas Eickholt, Matthias Holzer, Claudio Dalla Riva, Tim Kleffner & Peter Feindt
Introduction: Malignant pleural effusions have a significant impact on morbidity, mortality and quality of life in patients suffering from advanced cancer. Pleurodesis is the aim in treating malignant pleural effusions. Recently, successful management of malignant pleural effusions including permanent[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]