What is Pleurodesis?

Category: Procedures


Pleurodesis is a procedure that involves the introduction of an irritating substance through a chest tube to cause the inside of the chest wall and the outer layer of the lungs to become inflamed. As these surfaces heal, they bind together and close the empty space within the chest cavity.

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