Title

Clump material within drainage chest tubes contains diagnostic information: A proof-of-concept case series

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Publication Title

European Respiratory Journal

Volume

57

Issue

3

PubMed ID

33184118

Publisher

European Respiratory Society

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

Comments

Louw, A., Sidhu, C., Fitzgerald, D. B., Creaney, J., Chai, S. M., & Lee, Y. G. (2021). Clump material within drainage chest tubes contains diagnostic information: A proof-of-concept case series [Letter]. European Respiratory Journal, 57(3), article 2003248. https://doi.org/10.1183/13993003.03248-2020

Abstract

Pleural effusion is a common diagnostic and therapeutic challenge [1, 2]. Malignant pleural effusion (MPE), in particular, often necessitates fluid drainage with chest tubes for symptom control [3, 4] and its diagnosis requires cyto-histological assessment of pleural fluid or tissue biopsies [2].

DOI

10.1183/13993003.03248-2020

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