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Pleurodesis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Pleurodesis
Tree Number(s)
E02.319.694
Unique ID
D018700
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018700
Annotation
instillation of a drug or other agent into pleural space to seal pleural fistula, effusion, etc.; IM; coord with dis /‌ther & specific drug /‌admin (IM) if pertinent
Scope Note
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)
Previous Indexing
Pleura (1976-1994)
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/05/23
Pleurodesis Preferred
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