Pleural Effusion treatments
Pleural Effusion

Treatments could include:

  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracentesis with insertion of pleural tube (procedure)
  • Oxygenation monitoring
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Decortication
  • Fat Controlled Diet
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Creation of Pleuroperitoneal Shunt
  • Thoracentesis is a procedure done when there's too much fluid in the pleural space. The goal is to drain the fluid and make it easier for you to breathe again.
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