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A 52-year-old female asked:

Is a seromadesis painful? do they all work? do i meed a specialist or do all radiologists know how to do it? does the talc remain in the cavity? will there be complications if surgery needs to be done on my hip joint later (same area)?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
For very many years talc has been inserted in the lung cavities to treat malignant fluid build up and pneumothorax & it has been considered safe in the long term. However now a days takc in and on the body is a very controversial and litigious subject in the medical and legal communities. I hesitate to endorse its use for these reasons.
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