Effective and rapid technique to ensure uniform talc pleurodesis.

Summary of "Effective and rapid technique to ensure uniform talc pleurodesis."

The use of talc for inducing chemical sclerosis in the pleural cavity dates back to 1935. Insufflation (also known as talc poudrage) and instillation have been the techniques used for administering talc. We describe a surgical technique to insufflate talc in the pleural cavity using an ingenious method at no additional cost that ensures effective, widespread talc dispersion and good results.


Cardiothoracic Unit, Victoria and Albert Ward, Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS, UK,

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Name: General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
ISSN: 1863-6713
Pages: 595-7


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