Tag: pleura

Virtual thoracic MDT

M Hawari (Nottingham, UK) presents a complex case of persistent chylothorax for discussion.

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Mesothelioma debate: surgery offers the best outcome

Paul Van Schil (Antwerp, Belgium) reviews the evidence from surgical trials, noting a shift in practice towards extended pleurectomy-decortication.

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Mesothelioma – role of surgeon is to palliate only

Robert Rintoul of Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK, as part of a debate, reviews the outcomes of the major trials before concluding that currently all surgery for mesothelioma is palliative.

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Digital drains

A Brunelli (Leeds, UK) discusses the benefits of digital drainage systems in thoracic practice.

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Medical management of pleural infection

N Maskell (Bristol, UK) discusses the medical management of pleural infection, including the possible use of medical thoracoscopy.

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Pleural sepsis management

G Massard (Strasbourg, France) gives an overview  of the management of empyema.

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Digital drains & standards of care

A Brunelli (Leeds, UK) reviews the evidence for electronic digital drainage systems. He explains the mechanism and benefits of regulated suction.

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Thoracoscopy under local anaesthesia

M Munavvar (Preston, UK) describes the use of semi-rigid thoracoscopy under sedation for the diagnosis and management of pleural diseases.

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Digital drains & standards of care

A Brunelli (Leeds, UK) explains the use of digital drains in thoracic surgery and looks at the evidence for their benefits.

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Residual pleural space management

G Massard (Strasbourg, France) discusses the causes of a residual pleural space and considers the options for management.

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Pleural sepsis surgery

A Toker (Istanbul, Turkey) gives an overview of the surgical options for treating intra-pleural sepsis, emphasising the potential uses of VAC therapy.

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Mesothelioma surgery

D Sugarbaker (Boston, USA) illustrates in detail his techniques for extrapleural pneumonectomy and pleurectomy/decortication.

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