mechanical pleurodesis

mechanical pleurodesis

Rubbing or scrubbing the pleura with a sponge to inflame the parietal and visceral pleura, and healing by forming a scar that unifies them.
Synonym: pleural abrasion
See also: pleurodesis
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Mechanical pleurodesis was performed 12 times (75%).
There was no statistically significant difference between VATS and open thoracotomy in terms of age, gender, smoking status, BMI, prior SPS on the same or opposite side, mechanical pleurodesis, mean post-operative length of stay, recurrence on the same or opposite side, persistent pain or shortness of air post-operatively, or infection.
Impact of pleural effusion pH on the efficacy of thoracoscopic mechanical pleurodesis in patients with breast carcinoma.
The surgeon performs mechanical pleurodesis by using a pad to abrade the inside of the chest wall.
Additional mechanical pleurodesis after thoracoscopic wedge resection and covering procedure for primary spontaneous pneumothorax.
Pleural abrasion of the parietal membrane surfaces using a rough pad is a form of mechanical pleurodesis, and can also be performed during an open thoracotomy.
undergoes thoracoscopy with mechanical pleurodesis and resection of a bleb.
Catamenial pneumothorax has been managed with a wide range of interventions, ranging from thoracotomy with mechanical pleurodesis to the present treatment with oral contraceptives, progesterone, or gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs (Blanco et al.
Various methods proposed for scarification of the pleura range from mechanical pleurodesis to visceral and parietal pleurectomy.

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