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.