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Does a talc pleurodesis iinhibit breathing?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Just the
Reverse. It's used to prevent pleural fluid from recurring in a malignant pleural effusion.

In brief: Just the
Reverse. It's used to prevent pleural fluid from recurring in a malignant pleural effusion.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: No
Talc pleurodesis is used to prevent recurrence of air (pneumothorax) or fluid (effusion) in chest cavity.
When pneumothorax or effusion occur, they occupy space where lung should be. This prevents the lung from fully expanding. So, pleurodesis is used to improve /maintain lung expansion. Modern thoracic surgeons will use vats (minimally invasive techniques).

In brief: No
Talc pleurodesis is used to prevent recurrence of air (pneumothorax) or fluid (effusion) in chest cavity.
When pneumothorax or effusion occur, they occupy space where lung should be. This prevents the lung from fully expanding. So, pleurodesis is used to improve /maintain lung expansion. Modern thoracic surgeons will use vats (minimally invasive techniques).
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