Pleurodesis

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Carolesc
Pleurodesis

is there any research that mechanical  pleurodesis is helpful for recurrent pneumothorax? My remaining left lobe after lobectomy was damaged in surgery 2018, for multifocal nsclc,, and I have had 2 pneumothorax this year, same area left lower lobe. These are not cancer related, no progression over a year. 

Thank you Carole 

Jim C Forum Mod...
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Hi Carolesc, Welcome to GRACE

Hi Carolesc,

 

Welcome to GRACE. I'm sorry to hear of your recurrent pneumothorax, but there is evidence that a talc pleurodesis can successfully prevent further recurrences. Here's one study: https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/29/4/757

 

I hope that you will be able to avoid further occurrences.

 

Jim C Forum Moderator