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. 2016 Apr;23(2):160-2.
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000196.

Use of Indwelling Pleural Catheter for Recurrent Pleural Effusion Due to Postpericardiotomy Syndrome: A Case Report

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Use of Indwelling Pleural Catheter for Recurrent Pleural Effusion Due to Postpericardiotomy Syndrome: A Case Report

Stephen Bujarski et al. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. .

Abstract

Pleural effusion secondary to postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) is a relatively common complication after cardiac surgery. These effusions and syndrome complex usually respond well to anti-inflammatory agents. The use of indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) for nonmalignant recurrent pleural effusions is growing. We report the use of IPC for a case of recurrent pleural effusion due to PPS in a gentleman that could not tolerate anti-inflammatory medications. To our knowledge, there has been no other report of the use of IPC due to recurrent pleural effusion from PPS.

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