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Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer$
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Sara Booth

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530756

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.001.0001

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The management of malignant pleural effusions in breast cancer

The management of malignant pleural effusions in breast cancer

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(p.129) Chapter 10 The management of malignant pleural effusions in breast cancer
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Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer
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Scott A. North

Anil A. Joy

John R. Mackey

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.003.0010

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.

Keywords:   malignant pleural effusions, pathophysiology, routes of metastasis, pleural-fluid accumulation, diagnosis, malignant pleural fluid, physical removal, pharmacological management

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