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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Normal: Pleurodesis surgery is a procedure to help fuse portions of the lung to the chest wall, and thus preventing abnormal fluid from forming around the lun ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: Pleurodesis surgery is a procedure to help fuse portions of the lung to the chest wall, and thus preventing abnormal fluid from forming around the lun ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
Adhesion of membrane: Pleurodesis creates adhesion of the two opposing plueral membranes in the cavity that supports the lung.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
Diagnosis / treatmen: Pneumothorax is a diagnosis of air in the pleural space in which the lung resides. It is somethimes treated or prevented from re occuring by the proc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
28 years experience General Surgery
Yes, occasionally: Although pleurodesis can reduce the chances of a life threatening pneumothorax, depending on how well the lung adheres to the chest wall after pleurod ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marek Bozdech
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Agree: Pleurodesis, or infusing material into the chest cavity to make the outside lining of the lung (visceral pleura) adhere to the inside lining of the ch ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on your individual pathology. Pleurodesis is considered if you have recurrent disease. As thoracoscopy gains popularity and is a minimally i ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Explained below: There is a collection of fluid in an estimated small amount around your lung. On the left there is most likely a focal area of scar connecting the lin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Causes lung to stick: The goal of video-assisted thoracic surgery or vats pleurodesis is to create an inflammatory response that causes the lung to stick to the chest wall. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
And: Not unusual see your TB expert asap.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Just the: Reverse. It's used to prevent pleural fluid from recurring in a malignant pleural effusion.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not so simple: First identify a treatable cause. If no treatable cause, a more definitive chest intervention. In general this will either be a surgical pleurodesis ( ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: A collapsed lung may be related to a pneumothorax, or massive fluid and atelectasis. Some may require surgery such as placement of a chest tube for ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: It's not SAFE to smoke in anyone, ever!!! If you have had pneumothorax because of blebs, and this is why you are undergoing the procedure, smoking wi ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: The other way around- lung disorders from pneumonia, lung cancer, pulmonary embolism may all have fluid in chest: pus blood serous fluid dependin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Close: Depends on the type of procedure done. Generally, the success rate is very good, with few recurrances seen.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: But if well treated, should not.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Lining of the heart : It is a tumor of the lining of the heart. The most common site for this disease to start is the lung. It can involve the pericardium or even start the ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Infection in chest: Empyema means there is infection/ pus inside chest cavity. Unlike pneumonia which is inside lungs. This is around the lung. Empyema may require surg ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Lung blebs: Small collections of air on the pleural surface of the lung which can rupture & cause pneumothorax. Commonly seen in pilots.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gloria Fong
39 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Apical pleural thickening could be due to TB but it could be due to previous other infections. Blebs may be due to emphysema as well. Are you a smoker ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Smoker?: Are you a smoker? The xray shows evidence of chronic bronchial irritation and inflammation commonly seen with a smoker.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably good: Hope you are well. With the limited information, sounds like 1. You had a surgeon versed/skilled in modern techniques and 2. The nodule/spot was not ... Read More
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