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


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

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, cilt.20, ss.188-191, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2018.18133
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.188-191

Özet

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.