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Descriptor English: Pleurodesis
Descriptor Spanish: Pleurodesia
Descriptor Portuguese: Pleurodese
Descriptor French: Pleurodèse
Tree number(s): E02.319.694
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018700
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)
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
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Pleura (1976-1994)
Public MeSH Note: 95
History Note: 95
DeCS ID: 32076
Unique ID: D018700
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Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/05/23
Pleurodesis - Preferred
Concept UI M0028014
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)
Preferred term Pleurodesis



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