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


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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Article Type: Case Report

EUR J GEN MED, 2013, Volume 10, Issue Supplement 1, 55-57

Publication date: 09 Jan 2013

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