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Catheter-tract metastases associated with chronic indwelling pleural catheters.

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Indwelling pleural catheters are increasingly being used for ambulatory treatment of malignant pleural effusion, particularly for patients unsuitable for pleurodesis. These catheters are often left in situ for the rest of the patient's life. Tumor metastasis along the tract between pleura and skin surface is a potential complication in patients with chronic indwelling pleural catheters that has seldom been reported. We describe four cases of catheter-tract metastasis that developed between 3 ...

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10.1378/chest.06-2353

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
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Journal:
Chest
Volume:
131
Issue:
4
Pages:
1232-1234
Publication date:
2007-04-05
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EISSN:
1931-3543
ISSN:
0012-3692
URN:
uuid:8d5e3628-e015-40a6-a8a6-3c23fb652b99
Source identifiers:
27577
Local pid:
pubs:27577

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