An ERS statement on definitive management of malignant pleural effusions has stopped short of recommending either talc pleurodesis or indwelling pleural catheters ahead of the other procedure. The joint European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) summary of the literature statement found talc poudrage may be slightly more effective than talc slurry ...
Malignant pleural effusions: the jury is still out on definitive management
By Mardi Chapman
24 Sep 2018