Pleural Disease Program

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At BIDMC and MGH nearly all medical patients with pleural diseases are evaluated and treated by the IP service at some point in time. We offer medical thoracoscopy, ultrasound guided thoracentesis with pleural manometry, tunneled pleural catheter, chest tube and pigtail catheter placement as procedures in the management of pleural disorders.

We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients with diseases affecting the lining around the lungs, such as malignant pleural effusion, empyema, chylothorax, pneumothorax, and trapped lung.

 

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