Category: Thoracentesis

Canadian HealthCare Mall: Discussion of Thoracentesis in Patients With Hematologic Malignancy

Pleural effusions occur regularly during the hospitalization of patients with hematologic malignancies, and thoracentesis is frequently performed. Most of the effusions in which a thoracentesis was undertaken were moderate to large in size (87%) and were associated with parenchymal pulmonary abnormalities (69%). Both bilateral effusions (62%) and unilateral effusions (38%) were subject to thoracentesis. Although […]

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