The management of malignant pleural effusions in breast cancer
This chapter discusses the management of malignant pleural effusions in breast cancer. Malignant pleural effusions are a common problem faced by women with advanced breast cancer. The pathophysiology of pleural fluid is examined, which includes the routes of metastasis and the mechanisms of pleural-fluid accumulation. The diagnosis and clinical presentation of malignant pleural fluid are then studied. The chapter shows how malignant pleural effusions are physically removed, and also lists the pharmacological management of malignant effusions.
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