Malignant pleural effusions in lung cancer: the condition during the disease

Karakolevska Ilova, Marija and Simeonovska Joveva, Elena and Serafimov, Aleksandar and Petrovska, Lidija (2015) Malignant pleural effusions in lung cancer: the condition during the disease. Book of abstracts of the First International Symposium at Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Malignant pleural effusion represents 40% of chronic pleural effusion and is the leading cause of recurrent pleural effusion, which has an additional impact on morbidity in patients with malignant disease. Lung cancer is the predominant cause of malignant pleural effusion confirmed by more research series.Data from 800 patients (35-75 years old) with primary lung cancer classified according to the recommendations of the WHO were processed over a period of three years from 2010 to 2013 at the Clinic of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Medical Faculty - Skopje.. Data from patients for the purposes of the study were evaluated by the following parameters: Incidence of pleural effusion in evaluated lung cancer patients; Development of pleural effusion in certain histopathological types of lung cancer and Condition of the malignant pleural effusion in different histopathological types of lung cancer during the course of disease.Research has shown that malignant pleural effusion associated with primary lung cancer appeared in 193 patients/28.1%.Pleural effusions in lung cancer are a major problem (appearing in 28%) given that they mostly persist during illness regardless of histological type which increases the problem in the treatment and in survival of those patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lung cancer, malignant pleural effusions
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Marija Karakolevska
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 11:22
Last Modified: 18 May 2016 11:22

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