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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Pleurodesis for lung cancer

Pleurodesis for lung cancer

Our doctors may perform a pleurodesis for patients with recurrent accumulation of excess pleural fluid in the area around the lungs.

What is pleurodesis?

A pleurodesis procedure is performed using a chemical agent that causes the membranes around the lung to stick together.

The agent is injected into the chest cavity, and eliminates the space between the tissues so that fluid can no longer accumulate there.