What treatment guidelines have been released for malignant pleural effusions?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Kamran Boka, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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In 2010, the British Thoracic Society issued an update to its 2003 evidence-based pleural disease management guidelines. [61] The guidelines address both investigation of a unilateral pleural effusion and management of malignant pleural effusion. [17, 61]

In 2013, the American College of Chest Physicians updated its evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of lung cancer, and these guidelines included recommendations for the treatment of malignant pleural effusions. [62]


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