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A procedure–generally administered through a thoracoscopy or existing chest tube–that creates inflammation in the membranes around the lung, effectively eliminating the pleural space. The elimination of this space then inhibits the accumulation of a pleural effusion. Generally used when the pleural effusion is symptomatic. Talc is used most commonly and effectively for this procedure, thus it is often referred to as “talcing” or as a patient having been “talced.”

Video-assisted thoracoscopic PlasmaJet ablation for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Journal of visualized surgery 2018 March [Link] Perikleous P, Asadi N, Anikin V Abstract The role of surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains debatable; nonetheless the relative advantages of different surgical approaches are frequently reassessed and reconsidered. While extensive operations and longer recovery periods can be justified for a group of carefully selected patients, […]

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Protocol of the Australasian Malignant Pleural Effusion-2 (AMPLE-2) trial: a multicentre randomised study of aggressive versus symptom-guided drainage via indwelling pleural catheters

BMJ Open 2016 July 5 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Azzopardi M, Thomas R, Muruganandan S, Lam DC, Garske LA, Kwan BC, Rashid Ali MR, Nguyen PT, Yap E, Horwood FC, Ritchie AJ, Bint M, Tobin CL, Shrestha R, Piccolo F, De Chaneet CC, Creaney J, Newton RU, Hendrie D, Murray K, Read CA, Feller-Kopman […]

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Talc pleurodesis as surgical palliation of patients with malignant pleural effusion. Analysis of factors affecting survival

Anticancer Research. 2012 Nov;32(11):5071-4. [Link] Lumachi F, Mazza F, Ermani M, Chiara GB, Basso SM. Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences (DiSCOG), University of Padua, School of Medicine, Via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padova, Italy. flumachi@unipd.it. Abstract Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common in most patients with advanced cancer, especially in those with lung cancer, […]

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Improved quality of life in patients with malignant pleural effusion following videoassisted thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis. Preliminary results

Anticancer Research. 2012 Nov;32(11):5131-4. [Link] Basso SM, Mazza F, Marzano B, Santeufemia DA, Chiara GB, Lumachi F. Surgey I, S. Maria degli Angeli Hospital, Via Montereale 24, 33170 Pordenone, Italy. drsteba@tin.it. Abstract Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common, debilitating complication of several types of advanced malignancy, which may significantly reduce the quality of life […]

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Medical thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion: an analysis of 27 cases

Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2008 Dec 18;40(6):600-2. [Article in Chinese] [Link] Zhang W, Wang GF, Zhang H, Mu XD, Jin Z. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China. Abstract Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of talc poudrage pleurodesis via semi-rigid medical thoracoscopy in the treatment of malignant pleural effusions, […]

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Recurrent pneumothorax as alone manifestation of mesothelioma pleurae

Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska. 2005;73(3):281-4. [Link] Fijolek J, Wiatr E, Langfort R, Gawryluk D, Usiekniewicz J, Caban P, Orlowski TM, Szczepulska E, Opoka M, Malek G, Bestry I, Kazimierz-Sliz R. III Klinika Chorob Pluc, Warszawie. Abstract Malignant mesothelioma of the pleura is a rare neoplasm with a poor prognosis. The most often symptoms of this […]

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