Single center experience on talc poudrage morbidity: Focus on high talc dosage

Giovanni Leuzzi, Maria L. Vita, Venanzio Porziella, Maria T. Congedo, Alfredo Cesario

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Abstract

Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common clinical problem of concern for most of the pneumologists and thoracic surgeons. A general consensus regarding the use of talc poudrage in treatment of MPE exists, but only few studies analyzed in detail talc insufflation related pulmonary morbidity. In particular, ARDS talc-related is caused by physical and chemical effects of the small talc particles (50% particle size

Original languageEnglish
Article number87
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 27 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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