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What is Pleurodesis?

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, or the lining of the lungs and other vital internal organs. One of its many symptoms is pleural effusion, which is a buildup of fluids in the lungs. This fluid buildup can lead to pain, discomfort, and difficulty breathing. Pleurodesis is a surgical procedure used to treat pleural effusion.

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Pleurodesis Procedure

There are several steps in the pleurodesis procedure. First, doctors flush out all of the fluid that has built up in the pleural space around the lungs. Next, surgeons bring the outer lining of the lungs close to the inside of the chest cavity. Lastly, they either chemically or surgically cause these two linings to fuse so that there is no longer space for fluid to accumulate.

By the time they recover from pleurodesis, patients have improved breathing and less pain. However, it is important to remember that pleurodesis is a palliative surgery, meaning it is not meant to be a permanent cure but rather a way to reduce symptoms and increase overall comfort.

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