Malign pleuraeffusion

Katrine Fjællegaard, Jesper Koefod Petersen, Karin Armbruster, Henrin Kirstein Jensen, Søren H Skaarup, Christian B Laursen, Paul F Clementsen, Uffe Bødtger

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReviewForskningpeer review


Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common condition, often associated with a high level of symptoms. In this review, several palliative treatments for symptomatic MPE are summarised, including repeated thoracentesis, pleurodesis and insertion of indwelling pleural catheters. Choice of treatment depends on patient symptoms, life expectancy, pleural fluid production, expected effect of oncological treatment, whether trapped lung is suspected or not, and patient preferences. Treatment should be discussed with a pulmonary specialist with knowledge of pleural diseases.

Bidragets oversatte titelMalignant pleural effusion
Sider (fra-til)1617-1620
Antal sider4
TidsskriftUgeskrift for laeger
Udgave nummer17
Tidlig onlinedato26 apr. 2021
StatusUdgivet - 6 sep. 2021


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