A simplified technique for the treatment of simple pleural effusions

R. P. Wood, A. Tzakis, B. W. Shaw, T. E. Starzl

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Abstract

This technique for the drainage of simple pleural effusions is simple, safe and effective. It requires little more skill than the ability to perform a thoracentesis or central venous line placement. It appears ideal for both the bedridden patient who cannot sit for repetitive thoracocentesis and for the ambulatory patient who need not be tied down with a chest tube and underwater seal system. We stress that the system is functional only for simple transudates and will provide unsatisfactory drainage of thick or bloody effusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-284
Number of pages2
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume164
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Pleural Effusion
Drainage
Chest Tubes
Exudates and Transudates
Therapeutics
Thoracentesis

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  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Wood, R. P., Tzakis, A., Shaw, B. W., & Starzl, T. E. (1987). A simplified technique for the treatment of simple pleural effusions. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 164(3), 283-284.

A simplified technique for the treatment of simple pleural effusions. / Wood, R. P.; Tzakis, A.; Shaw, B. W.; Starzl, T. E.

In: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 164, No. 3, 01.01.1987, p. 283-284.

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Wood, RP, Tzakis, A, Shaw, BW & Starzl, TE 1987, 'A simplified technique for the treatment of simple pleural effusions', Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 164, no. 3, pp. 283-284.
Wood RP, Tzakis A, Shaw BW, Starzl TE. A simplified technique for the treatment of simple pleural effusions. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1987 Jan 1;164(3):283-284.
Wood, R. P. ; Tzakis, A. ; Shaw, B. W. ; Starzl, T. E. / A simplified technique for the treatment of simple pleural effusions. In: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1987 ; Vol. 164, No. 3. pp. 283-284.
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