talc insufflation

talc insufflation

Topical aerosolized administration of talc as a sclerosing agent, effecting pleurodesis; TI may be useful in controlling pleural effusions due to breast CA. See Pleurodesis.
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Talc insufflation is also occasionally utilized for pleurodesis primarily in patients with postoperative disease recurrences.
One such instrument is a 'Pleuroscope' [2] which, although it is multifunctional, is neither independent nor specifically designed for talc insufflation. A Design Patented instrument, the 'Active Pleurodesis Catheter' [3] may be specifically designed for talc pleurodesis, but not for insufflation and brings many hazards to the table.