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Procedures: Procedures: Pleura |

Thoracoscopic Pleurodesis Using Doxycycline Poudrage in Malignant Pleural Effusion

Eman Hatata, PhD; Rasha Daabis, PhD; Bassma ElSabaa, PhD; Ayman Baess, PhD; Inas Abd El-Rahman, MS
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Chest Department, Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A437. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.455
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SESSION TITLE: Procedures: Pleura

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy, safety and outcome of thoracoscopic poudrage using oral forms of doxycycline in malignant pleural effusion (MPE)

METHODS: We enrolled 30 patients with MPE. Medical thoracoscopic pleurodesis was performed using oral doxycycline. Patients were observed for 90 days after the procedure. Efficacy was judged both clinically and radiologically. Procedure-related complications were recorded.

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