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Disorders of the Pleura: Disorders of the Pleura |

Tunneled Pleural Catheters for Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions: A Two-Year Review of Outcomes From a High Volume Center

Christiana Powers, ACNP; Sandeep Khandhar, MD; Amit Mahajan, MD
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INOVA Fairfax, Falls Church, VA


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):562A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.651
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SESSION TITLE: Disorders of the Pleura

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Tunneled pleural catheters (TPC) have become a mainstay in the management of malignant pleural effusions. Our center has placed 66 TPCs for management of malignant pleural effusions. This paper reports our experience over the past 16 months as a high volume center for placement of TPCs.

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