The use of single incision thoracoscopic pleurectomy in the management of malignant pleural effusion.

Kara M., Alzafer S., Okur E. , Halezeroglu S.

Acta chirurgica Belgica, cilt.113, ss.270-4, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 113 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00015458.2013.11680926
  • Dergi Adı: Acta chirurgica Belgica
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.270-4


Background : A number of procedures have been used in the management of malignant pleural effusion including repeated thoracentesis, tube thoracostomy, drainage with catheter, chemical pleurodesis, pleurectorny and pleuro-peritoneal shunt. However, the optimal method of management remains unclear. On the other hand, single incision thoracoscopic surgery has been defined as a less invasive method than the standard threeportal videothoracoscopy. We herein present our series of patients who underwent single incision thoracoscopic pleurectomy for malignant pleural effusion.