Effectiveness of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery in Undiagnosed Exudative Pleural Effusions


DADAŞ E., Erdogdu E. , Toker A., Ersoz M., Okay T.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.20, no.3, pp.188-191, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2018.18133
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-191

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Undiagnosed pleural effusions mostly require histologic studies for a definite diagnosis. In addition, malignant pleural effusions responsible for a significant part of exudative pleurisy need palliative therapy The purpose of our study is to research the effectiveness of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in definitive diagnosis and palliative treatment of unexplained non-parapneumonic exudative pleural effusions.