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Pleurodesis for Refractory Left-Sided Pleural Effusion Due to Cardiomyopathy in a Patient with Right-Sided Destroyed Lung
Sezai Çelik 1  
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Medicana hospitals, Department of Shoracic Surgery, Çamlıca, İstanbul, Turkey
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Sezai Çelik   

Medicana hospitals, Department of Shoracic Surgery, Çamlıca, İstanbul, Turkey
Publish date: 2013-01-09
 
Eur J Gen Med 2013;10(Supplement 1):55–57
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Benign pleural effusions are rarely treated with pleurodesis. We report a case of left-sided pleurodesis in a patient with rightsided destroyed lung. A 83-year-old man with right-sided destroyed lung was hospitalized because of reccurent left-sided massive pleural effusion due to cardiomyopathy. The patient was treated with left pleurodesis. He was then discharged from hospital and given diuretics therapy. At the one-year follow-up examinations, dyspnea and effusion had not recorded.
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