"Pleurodesis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The production of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleura. The procedure is used in the treatment of bronchopleural fistulas, malignant pleural effusions, and pneumothorax and often involves instillation of chemicals or other agents into the pleural space causing, in effect, a pleuritis that seals the air leak. (From Fishman, Pulmonary Diseases, 2d ed, p2233 & Dorland, 27th ed)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Pleurodesis" by people in Profiles.
Transudative chylothorax in a patient with liver cirrhosis: A rare association. Heart Lung. 2015 Jul-Aug; 44(4):363-5.
CT-guided lung biopsies: pleural blood patching reduces the rate of chest tube placement for postbiopsy pneumothorax. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Oct; 197(4):783-8.