Comparison of Success Rates of Pleurodesis with Talc, and Holmium-YAG Laser in the Patients with Malignant Pleural Effusion


Ulusan A., Sanli M., Arslan E., Isik A. F., Tuncozgur B., Kul S., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS, vol.25, no.2, pp.115-120, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

Abstract

Objective: We aimed to investigate the efficacy of Holmium-yttrium aluminum garnet (Ho-YAG) laser using video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and compare it with the talcslurry pleurodesis in patients with malignant pleural effusion (MPE).