Pleurodesis for Mesothelioma
How Does Pleurodesis Help People with Mesothelioma?
Expected Cost of Pleurodesis
Stats & Side Effects of Pleurodesis
In a test was recorded on 33 patients undergoing pleurodesis and it was found to be 90% successful. Later, another test was recorded and according to those results, they had a 93% success rate. They benefits are clear with this procedure but apart from all the benefits, pleurodesis has some various complications that were reported as well. Patients are likely to experience a fever in 4 to 12 hours after the procedure. This is caused by the inflammatory response as well as inflammation of the lung, chest pain, and infection. There could be seeding of cancerous growth at the site of the chest tube insertion which can be prevented with radiation therapy. In some rare cases, cardiovascular complications and adult respiratory distress syndrome may also occur. But with success rates in the 90 percentile, this seems to be a great option as after the short recovery time period, patients do notice the big change!